In a new blog post on the Activision website, the series’ anti-cheat department Team Ricochet posted the new anti-cheat policy about Call of Duty Vanguard.
Players throughout the series always found ways to cheat while playing and Team Ricochet tried many ways to prevent players from cheating. In their new anti-cheat policy, the team decided to ban the players from the entire franchise including the previous games if they commit an extreme offense.
“An extreme offense is one in which a player has caused detriment to other players or has organized large groups of players to commit additional offenses,” Team Ricochet wrote in their blog post. “Extreme or repeated violations of the security policy, such as in-game cheating”. It can also be applied to players who “attempt to hide, disguise, or obfuscate [their] identity or the identity of [their] hardware devices”, elaborated the anti-cheat department in their blog post.
There are some situations in which a player might be given a temporary suspension which “can range from 48 hours to two weeks or longer, depending on the severity of the infraction,” but the player will gain his/her access after the suspension time is complete.
The new anti-cheat system was revealed as part of the Call of Duty: Vanguard announcement.
Last month Activision said: “The Ricochet Anti-Cheat initiative is a multi-faceted approach to combat cheating, featuring new server-side tools which monitor analytics to identify cheating, enhanced investigation processes to stamp out cheaters, updates to strengthen account security, and more.”
“This [kernel-level] driver will assist in the identification of cheaters, reinforcing and strengthening the overall server security. The kernel-level driver launches alongside the Pacific update for Warzone later this year.”