The RICOCHET Anti-Cheat team has announced new measures in the fight against cheaters in Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0. The company has developed and implemented new techniques to combat unfair play and announced several new security measures and detections to protect all modes, with a particular focus on Ranked play.
RICOCHET Anti-Cheat has a zero-tolerance policy related to cheating in any of the modes, including Ranked play. All accounts caught cheating may be permanently banned in all Call of Duty titles, as stated in the Security and Compliance Policy. Additionally, RICOCHET Anti-Cheat and development studios may adjust the Skill Rating (SR) of players who have frequently played with cheating accounts and benefited from them, even if they themselves have not cheated.
The RICOCHET Anti-Cheat team has also deployed a new Replay Investigation tool to help protect the integrity of the Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0 multiplayer. With recorded and stored match data, the company’s teams can load and view any finished match as part of their investigation process. The replay will be used as one of many tools by the RICOCHET Anti-Cheat team and our associated studios to identify fraudulent behavior in all multiplayer modes of Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0, including Ranked play.
The RICOCHET Anti-Cheat team has also developed and tested a detection system for third-party hardware devices that alter the Call of Duty gameplay experience. These devices act as a “passthrough” for controllers on PC and console and, when used improperly or maliciously, can provide the player with an unfair advantage in the game, such as reducing or eliminating recoil. PC or console users detected using third-party hardware devices that affect the Modern Warfare II or Warzone 2.0 gameplay experience will first receive a warning about the improper use of these devices. Continued improper use of these devices may result in additional warnings, deployment of mitigations, account suspensions or restrictions, or banning of the offending account in all Call of Duty titles, according to the Security and Compliance Policy.
Below are the videos showing the mitigation measures that have been implemented in Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0. These measures aim to negatively impact the experience of cheaters while collecting valuable data for the RICOCHET Anti-Cheat team. In addition to the measures already announced, other surprises are being deployed in testing or planning phases. Among the measures are the hiding of legitimate players, disarming of cheaters during gameplay, and implementation of a damage shield that protects legitimate players from cheaters.
Players can report cheating behaviors they encounter. Reports help mark accounts for review through RICOCHET Anti-Cheat systems, including replay, so everyone is encouraged to use the game’s tools to report suspicious players.