Call of Duty Now Flags Cheaters In The Kill Feed, In Real Time

Call of Duty Now Flags Cheaters In The Kill Feed, In Real Time

Call of Duty now alerts players when a cheater has been removed from their lobbies. The change comes as part of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0’s season five content expansion, which was released on August 2, and as a new part of developer Infinity Ward’s Ricochet initiative to limit cheating.

CoD first rolled the program out in 2021 as a “robust anti-cheat system supported by a team of dedicated professionals focused on fighting unfair play,” according to a blog developers wrote at the time. It functions as a (controversial, especially for those with security concerns) kernel-level driver on PC versions of Modern Warfare II, Vanguard, and Warzone, and has, over the years, transformed into an anti-cheating leviathan. It’s able to deploy a number of vigorous tactics to keep players honest, including deceiving cheaters with fake enemies and stealing their guns.

This latest Ricochet strategy, to name-and-shame frauds during active games, relies on CoD’s kill feed, the part of the series’ heads-up display that tracks a player’s body count. Through the kill feed, MWII and Warzone 2.0 will “notify lobbies when #TeamRICOCHET and its systems have removed a problem player from the game,” the official Call of Duty Twitter wrote on August 2. “Ricochet has entered the chat.”

“Yeah this is a solid W,” said one popular reply.

“W,” agreed about one million other players sick of unfair losses.

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In addition to this fresh anti-cheat strategy, season five also includes a nostalgic Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare map, a new multiplayer arena mode, additional open world mode DMZ features for Warzone, and a new Core Multiplayer mode for MWII that the CoD website says is inspired by classic arena-shooter gameplay.

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