Call of Duty has had its anti-cheat system called Ricochet for some time, but that doesn’t mean there are no more people in the games trying to cheat. In the new development blog, Activision decided to clarify their strategy against fraudsters and reveal some methods they are trying to put an end to.
As they say, anti-cheat systems are like anti-viruses - they block the methods of cheating that are currently known. But cheaters, on the other hand, are constantly working on new ways of cheating, which is why the creators of the anti-cheat system have to study new attempts at cheating before throwing the cheats out of the game.
For this purpose, developers are playing with cheaters and two methods have been used so far. Damage Shield reduced the effectiveness of attacks on players found to be cheating, while Cloaking was even more drastic and used cheats to hide other players, ie. made them invisible. Recently, another method called Disarm was activated, which is the most drastic of all because it takes away weapons from fraudsters.
So, if a player is found to be cheating, he can continue to play, but he will not have any weapons (not even the ability to punch), which is why he cannot do any harm to other players.
Activision says that they have several more methods of dealing with fraudsters in preparation, and they will reveal them publicly a little later. The Ricochet anti-cheat system will be implemented from day one in the PC version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 and will become more capable of detecting fraudsters over time. Activision notes that this does not mean that we will never see cheating again within their games, but only that this cheating will be eliminated faster than it has been in the past.