Warzone cheats are rendering Pacific and Caldera “unplayable” claim disgruntled fans, while Call of Duty’s anti-cheat system Ricochet is accused of being “on vacation”. Call of Duty: Warzone season 4 is well underway, with the arrival of Fortune’s Keep and some prospective new skins, but gamers claim to have spotted an increase in the number of cheaters in the battle royale and have resorted to Reddit to vent their dissatisfaction.
Reddit user bwash407 recorded a video of Warzone Pacific in which a player they were watching appeared to have an astonishing ability to immediately lock onto targets, as first reported by Charlie Intel. We have shared it below, and the way this player is able to rapidly grab onto targets, seemingly without having to even glance at them, makes it appear like a rather blatant example of cheating.
Redditor says, “Ricochet must be on vacation this week,” referencing a feature in Call of Duty’s anti-cheat system that makes opponents invisible, reduces damage output to zero, the user removes firearms from players who breach the rules.
Warzone players, on the other hand, say that the number of cheats they’ve seen has risen sharply over the last few weeks, making the battle royale mode less enjoyable. “It’s been pretty horrible the last several weeks,” comments one player, Spa 5 Fitness Camp. “Getting to be unplayable. My squad sees them practically every game now.”
“I feel like there has been an upswing in hacking lately,” observes another Warzone player, Xkwizito, who claims that cheating has expanded to season 4’s new terrain. There are a lot of apparent hackers on Fortune’s Keep, but there are also a lot of suspicious prospective hackers.
Professionals in the Call of Duty industry have also seen a rise in the number of cheats. Cleveland Cam, a Warzone content producer, and global record holder writes that cheating has been “awful horrible for me last 4 days. Several times a day.” StellarMoves, a Warzone Twitch broadcaster, also remarks “ran into 6 today in 6 hours. Each of them was a distinct cheater”.
For one thing, while Ricochet improves its ability to detect and punish cheaters in Warzone, hackers are always coming up with new ways to evade detection, resulting in a never-ending game of one-upmanship where some hacks manage to get past the system.
“Anti-Cheat solutions act like anti-virus software,” explains Ricochet. “While our team has been able to develop systems that can swiftly detect and respond to harmful actions, we know tomorrow will continue to offer new and evolving threats.”