Update: After yesterday’s teaser, Activision announces Ricochet, a kernel-level anti-cheat tool launched in Call of Duty: Warzone this year.
Original story: Activision has dumped a coded message for cheaters in Call of Duty, and it’s strongly hinting at it New measures to combat it Incoming and warning, with some understanding, that – “Soon you will know what we mean.”
“Dear cheaters, we love games. It’s our passion,” the almost story-like message begins. “We are honored to make matches for the greatest fans in the world. We don’t always do it right, but we are committed to doing our best.”
“Cheating spoils the fun for everyone. Nobody likes cheaters. Our goal is to provide a fun and fair gaming experience. For our developers. For our fans. And most importantly… For Call of Duty players everywhere.”
It’s a bit of a soft message. For one thing, I don’t think cheaters care whether or not anyone at Activision or its various studios is excited about the games, and oddly enough, “fans” are segregated from “Call of Duty players”. The message seems more like a morale booster for the fans who have They lost faith in Activision’s anti-cheat capabilities in the past months.
But the appropriate part in the epilogue: “Cheaters are not welcome. There is no tolerance for cheaters, and soon you’ll know what we mean.”
The response to the tweet has been largely positive, although some fans remain skeptical.
They can’t give you anti-cheat, but how about some nonsense new skins? pic.twitter.com/CaUQBr2tUfOctober 12 2021
This backlash is largely driven by the fact that Call of Duty: Warzone has been decimated by cheaters throughout its existence, despite repeated massive ban waves; One of the cheaters was so prolific that in fact Star in an official anti-cheat ad for Warzone, while he was still cheating. The next Call of Duty game, Vanguard, won’t be released until November 5th, but the cheaters are already there Line up to suspend work on it, very.
To avoid appearing like I’m playing my favorite, I’ll also acknowledge that Battlefield 2042, which is even further – coming out on November 19 – Experiencing the same problems. Basically, they’re wall-to-wall cheaters as far as the eye can see, and well-meaning developers seem unable to completely thwart them. We know Warzone’s new anti-cheat system isn’t coming until Vanguard integration later this year, so what’s going to happen tomorrow? Will it be a vague promise of a renewed anti-fraud effort, another big ban wave, or will it already have a surprise in store? We’ll let you know when we know.