As Season 03 for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0 approaches, the RICOCHET Anti-Cheat team has released a progress report detailing new detection tools and techniques in the fight against cheaters across all game modes, including Ranked.
Key highlights from the RICOCHET Anti-Cheat Progress Report:
- New Replay Investigation Tool: The RICOCHET team can now load and watch any match from users as part of their investigation process to identify and ban cheaters. Banned accounts will have their records removed from the Ranked Play Top 250 and other competitive leaderboards.
- Third-Party Hardware Detection: RICOCHET has implemented global detection for third-party pass-through devices used with controllers to alter gameplay on PC and consoles. Improper use of these devices will result in warnings, followed by penalties and/or account bans if misuse continues.
- In-Game Mitigations: The progress report showcases #TeamRICOCHET’s in-game mitigations, which help protect both Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0.
RICOCHET Anti-Cheat maintains a zero-tolerance policy for cheating in all modes, including Ranked Play. Accounts caught cheating may be permanently banned across Call of Duty titles, with their records purged from competitive leaderboards. In Ranked Play, the RICOCHET team may adjust the Skill Rating (SR) for players who frequently played with banned cheaters, even if they did not cheat themselves.
The new Replay Investigation Tool allows RICOCHET to load and watch any completed match, using it alongside other tools to identify cheating behavior in all multiplayer modes for Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0, including Ranked Play.
Third-Party Hardware Device Detection has been deployed globally on all platforms, with players using these devices improperly receiving warnings. Continued misuse may lead to further penalties, suspensions, or bans.
In-game mitigations, such as cloaking, disarming, and damage shielding, continue to be used to protect legitimate players and gather valuable data to help combat cheaters in the future.
Players are encouraged to report any cheating behavior they encounter using the in-game tools, which helps the RICOCHET team in their investigations. The RICOCHET Anti-Cheat team remains dedicated to combating cheating and preserving fair play, with additional updates and information available through Call of Duty’s social channels.
Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Microsoft Windows