Even With Call Of Duty’s New Ricochet Anti-Cheat, Hackers Are Now Flying Cars In Warzone

Although Call of Duty: War­zone’s Ric­o­chet anti-cheat was recent­ly praised for keep­ing cheaters away from the free-to-play shoot­er, may not be work­ing as well as pre­vi­ous­ly hoped. It’s being report­ed that hack­ers are now fly­ing around Caldera and Rebirth Island in cars.

Call of Duty play­ers have dubbed these fly­ing cars the “Har­ry Pot­ter meta,” and this isn’t even the first time it’s hap­pened. Cheaters used this same tac­tic last year when Ver­dan­sk was still around, using the fly­ing land vehi­cles to dis­rupt matches.

As is seen in the clip below, a team of cheaters are buzzing about the skies of Caldera in on of War­zone’s vehi­cles. The aer­i­al view offers an obvi­ous van­tage point for seek­ing out and elim­i­nat­ing tar­gets. Obvi­ous­ly, these fly­ing cars can be a big dis­trac­tion and hard cheat to encounter. Hope­ful­ly this isn’t a sign of aim­bot and wall­hacks trick­ling back into War­zone already.

Red­dit user Seanfitz12 shared a clip of a flying car dur­ing a match on Rebirth Island. The Har­ry Pot­ter car isn’t fun­ny after all,” they said. Game­play shows the play­ing loot­ing a house, where a fly­ing car then crash­es into the build­ing’s exte­ri­or and man­ag­ing to kill the play­er inside.

When Ric­o­chet was ini­tial­ly announced, Activi­sion said the anti-cheat sys­tem is mul­ti-lay­ered, includ­ing the use of machine-learn­ing algo­rithms to exam­ine game­play data from the serv­er. It will then use that infor­ma­tion to help iden­ti­fy sus­pi­cious behav­ior trends, thus evolv­ing the effi­cien­cy of the anti-cheat. Hope­ful­ly, Ric­o­chet will quick­ly be able to track the issues and get rid of these hackers.

Call of Duty play­ers have been going through the wringer late­ly with per­for­mance issues and bugs through­out Sea­son 1, so the hack­ers are just adding to the irri­ta­tion. Activi­sion just recent­ly delayed Sea­son 2 for Van­guard and War­zone, to work on bring­ing qual­i­ty-of-life improve­ments to sev­er­al Call of Duty titles.

Of course, with the recent acqui­si­tion of Activi­sion Bliz­zard by Microsoft, it’s unclear how this will impact Call of Duty. We do know that the fran­chise will con­tin­ue to be released on the PlaySta­tion plat­form, as announced by Xbox’s Phil Spencer. 

I am a Platinum lover and an ex- Cod-aholic. I've been playing games since I was 5 years old and I refuse to quit, despite my mother's attempts to get me to. God of War and its successors are my all time favorite games.

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