In the realm of competitive online gaming. The persistent issue of cheaters remains prevalent across titles like Call of Duty: Warzone, Fortnite, and Apex Legends. Despite continuous efforts by publishers and developers to curb cheating. Sophisticated cheat software often outpaces preventive measures. In the case of Call of Duty, cheaters have been a persistent problem. Extending even to the pre-launch Modern Warfare III beta.
Developers have previously explored inventive ways to combat cheating. Such as making legitimate players invisible to known cheaters using Activision’s in-house anti-cheat software Ricochet. However, reports suggest that some Call of Duty: Warzone players have faced unjust bans. Seemingly penalized for exceptional skill rather than cheating.
A recent and creative anti-cheat measure, named ‘Splat,’ has been implemented in response. This measure involves cutting the parachutes of suspected cheaters as they descend onto the Battle Royale map, resulting in instant death before they can engage other players. But, “Splat-tech” doesn’t stop there; if a player is found cheating after safely landing, it transforms a simple jump into a 10,000ft plummet, delivering a humorous demise to those attempting to outsmart the system.
To address concerns about potential misidentifications, developers assure players that the Ricochet software will only trigger anti-cheat measures for those verified as cheats, even if they’ve been reported by others. Call of Duty: Warzone and the recently released Modern Warfare III are available on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox.