Call Of Duty: Vanguard bans 48,000 cheaters thanks to Ricochet software

With its new Ricochet anti-cheat software, Activision has banned 48,000 cheating players from the Call Of Duty games.

Back in May, half a million players found themselves banned from playing Call Of Duty: Warzone and Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War for cheating. In a recent Twitter statement, Activision says it has successfully banned another 48,000 cheaters, not just from Warzone, but also Call Of Duty: Vanguard.

Activision says that this is thanks to its new Ricochet anti-cheat software, which launched alongside Call Of Duty: Vanguard and was later added to Call Of Duty: Warzone.

This is despite the software leaking online to hackers less than 24 hours after it was announced, which meant it could be reverse engineered. However, according to Vice, this was something Activision anticipated and the software that leaked was an early version of Ricochet meant as a decoy.

So far, this software is only available in PC versions of Call Of Duty, but Activision’s FAQ states that console players who play with/against PC players using cross-play will benefit from it.

While it only mentions two games, Activision’s policy now means these players could also be banned from the entire Call Of Duty franchise. This includes past games, such as Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare, and even future ones that have yet to release.

Unsurprisingly, most of the responses on Twitter are either from those claiming to have been falsely banned, complaints that the games are still plagued with cheaters, or demands for certain aspects to be fixed.

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