It appears that Call of Duty’s new anti-cheat software, Ricochet, will continue to get better over time, as promised by Activision. In a recent interview with streamer Tyler “TeepP” Polchow, developer Josh Bridge from Raven Software said the anti-cheat for Warzone has been good so far but there is more that can be done to thwart cheaters and hackers.
Bridge started off by saying that having a dedicated team focused entirely on the anti-cheat has been “the biggest shift” for fighting cheaters over the past year.
“Historically, it was the dev teams hearing about a cheat and trying to scramble and plug holes. So now having a team dedicated–always there–with technology, software, monitoring, and trying to go after it as fast as we can. And it keeps getting better,” Bridge said (via CharlieIntel).
The dev went on to say that Activision isn’t able to always communicate transparently about its anti-cheat, the obvious reason being this would cheaters an advantage. In any case, Bridge said Ricochet is going to “keep growing and get better and better.”
Ricochet has already helped to ban more than 90,000 Call of Duty accounts–as of last week alone. Warzone is one of the biggest free-to-play games available on the market, so cheaters are likely always going to be an element of the game.
Call of Duty: Warzone has started its Season 2 Reloaded, which has brought some big adjustments to Rebirth Island. Looking ahead, Snoop Dogg will be making an appearance in the franchise as a playable character in April.