Call of Duty: Warzone Cheaters Won’t Be Kicked But They Can No Longer Do Critical Damage
Call of Duty: Warzone fans are used to the studio’s ban waves against cheaters. Since these efforts started, devs have been dropping the hammer on thousands of cheaters within the game.
Devs use a variety of in-game mitigations to prevent cheaters from making a mess of things for legit players. The newest one Damage Shield is pretty much an interesting in-game trap. Instead of kicking the cheaters, it prevents them from doing any critical damage. This indicates that their overall damage output gets a dramatic reduction.
“This mitigation leaves the cheater vulnerable to real players and allows Team Ricochet to collect information about a cheater’s system,” a rep from Activision confirmed. “We track these encounters to ensure there is no possibility for the game to apply a Damage Shield randomly or by accident no matter the skill level.”
“To be clear, we will never interfere in gunfights between law-abiding community members,” the dev added. “Damage Shield is now out of testing and deployed across the globe.”
This new Ricochet anti-cheat update is an interesting way for Call of Duty: Warzone devs to study the cheating players in the wild.
Getting booted from the game is immediate but cheaters can then go on doing other things. However, severely nerfing their damage capabilities will make their gaming experience extremely frustrating for them.
Now that Call of Duty: Warzone’s Damage Shield details are out in the open, it is interesting to see how the cheaters will find a way around it. With previous anti-cheat efforts, cheaters still managed to work their way into the game. Legit players are hopeful that this new feature is a hurdle they cannot leap.
Devs promised the gaming community that more mitigation systems are on their way. The Ricochet team has revealed they noticed a huge decline in cheating reports since the systems have been in place. However, they admit that “the work is never done.”
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