Call of Duty Vanguard trolls cheaters with a new "cloaking" update
Santa Monica, California - Team Ricochet is taking aim at the cheaters ruining Call of Duty with its latest "cloaking" update.
Ricochet is behind Activism's anti-cheating system for Call of Duty (COD) titles Vanguard and Warfare. They have rolled out several mitigation techniques in the past, but they focused mainly on identifying and banning cheaters.
Their bold, new cloaking update might just be the answer to what is many players' biggest gripe with online gaming.
"With Cloaking, players that are detected to be cheating can find themselves unable to see opposing players in the game world. Characters, bullets, even sound from legitimate players will be undetectable to cheaters," the Ricochet blog explained.
Cloaking will work alongside the previous update called Damage Shield, which made cheater's bullets ineffective.
Competitive gaming has grown in popularity over the years, but hackers and cheaters work day and night to get around developers' efforts to make playing as fair as possible for all players.
Ricochet is trying to make it incredibly hard for those that decide to break the rules to participate in matches and even claim leaderboard positions. This helps keep the playing field fair for everyone, and even gives those that would love nothing more than destroying a cheater the opportunity to do just that.
"Legitimate players, however, can see cheaters impacted by cloaking (generally, they’ll be the players you see spinning in circles hollering, "Who is shooting me?!") and can dole out in-game punishment," the announcement said.
Bold moves like these may help set new standards on dealing with cheating in competitive gaming for future titles.
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