Season 4 of Call of Duty: Warzone had an increase in cheat hacks that frustrated players with Ricochet’s effectiveness.
While Call of Duty: Warzone continues to gain widespread popularity, it’s a game that hasn’t escaped some of its own problems. As an online title, Raven Software has continued to update the game almost weekly, fixing various issues and adding new content to appeal to gamers both old and new. The community has also been quite vocal when something goes wrong whether it’s a bug or glitch that crashes matches.
However, Warzone has had a long history of cheating and hacking, an issue that appeared to have been fixed when Activision announced and implemented a new anti-cheat system called Ricochet. After the system was added to the game in late 2021, things seem to have improved for Warzone as the cheaters had to close their businesses, along with about 50k lock orders. accounts are given to fraudsters every day. In general the matches were better for all players. However, that success seemed short-lived as mages once again began to rise in the game, leaving players often frustrated and demanding answers.
Following the launch of Season 4 in Call of Duty: Warzone, players have seen an increase in cheating and “mage” in matches. Many posts on Reddit have appeared regarding problems caused by fraud and it seems to be increasing very fast. One of the players, ArchMageMagnus, pointed out that out of the 4 games played, he died in 3 because of a cheater. One match he was headshot from a distance when the enemy used a Swiss without a scope, the next time he was shot through a wall with a Grau. In the third game in the warm-up phase, he saw a player shooting people from the sky.
Another article from GrieverXVII reveals that Call of Duty: Warzone “mage” can track others through walls, auto-target, etc. Others in the comments also have their own stories. , the common point is that gamers who play Warzone all question the effectiveness of the real Ricochet. Many have theorized that hackers are using more sophisticated strategies to fool the system, downsizing their settings to disguise things like aimbot as a simple targeting aid. Most agree that Activision will never be able to fully control cheats or cheats on PC, and when there is a crossplay mode it will also make its way into consoles.
Unfortunately there hasn’t been much news from Activision about Ricochet following the February update. At the time Activision acknowledged the increase in hackers in Call of Duty: Warzone, which it confirmed was disappointing, but pledged to continue the fight with updates to Ricochet and new systems. Considering the highly anticipated Warzone 2 is due out later this year, many worry that the new game will also be vandalized by cheaters and hackers.
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