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Call Of Duty Cheaters Can Now Be Banned From "Past, Present, And Future Games" In The Series

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Call Of Duty Cheaters Can Now Be Banned From "Past, Present, And Future Games" In The Series

Activision has some harsh words for those fond of bending the rules to their advantage in Call of Duty games. If you’re a real rotter, you’ll be banned from all “past, present, and future titles.” Beware. 


These new policies and penalties for tactically creative Call of Duty players were announced in a progress report for Ricochet, the kernel mode anti-cheat system that arrived with Vanguard. Just so everyone’s on the same page, this is the software that was circumvented by cheaters only one day after its release in October. Furthermore, while the anti-cheat actions on the servers went live with Vanguard, Ricochet’s driver isn’t out in the wild until next month when Warzone receives its new Pacific map.

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So, in short, your mileage may vary in the weeks ahead. "All our anti-cheat efforts are focused on fighting unfair play and protecting the player experience," said the publisher in the update. "Launching the server updates as part of the Ricochet Anti-Cheat system is the first step in our new anti-cheat security initiative and we’re working hard to make things as frustrating as possible for cheaters."

This is arguably the hardest stance that Activision has shown hackers with the assurances that ban waves for offending players will be much more often than the ones for Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare. "Extreme or repeated violations of the security policy—such as in-game cheating—may result in a permanent suspension of all accounts," it continued.

"Additionally, any attempt to hide, disguise, or obfuscate your identity or the identity of your hardware devices may also result in a permanent suspension. Permanent suspensions for security infractions may now apply franchise wide, including Call of Duty: Vanguard as well as any past, present, and future titles in the Call of Duty franchise."


Well, that might cause some to change their tune. An "extreme" violation of sportsmanship in the games is considered to be cases where a player instigates “detriment to other players or has organized large groups of players to commit additional offenses." In spite of these fighting words, it is still possible to avoid Activision’s hardware bans by using software that spoofs your PC, allowing players to enter games undercover.

I’ll be honest, I’m not totally sure how it will achieve these franchise-wide bans, but it’ll be good news to everyone if it pulls it off.

Featured Image Credit: Activision

Topics: Call Of Duty, Call Of Duty Warzone, Activision, PC

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