Call of Duty anti-cheat bans have now made their debut in kill feed.
Recently, hackers who gain an unfair edge in Call of Duty matches has increased dramatically – much to the chagrin of players playing Warzone and Modern Warfare 2 matches.
Once Season 5 of multiplayer and battle royale has started, teams working behind its anti-cheat mechanics continue to adjust Ricochet so as to stop cheaters from ruining gameplay. Warzone players report an increasing amount of cheaters within Warzone recently despite an initial ban wave being enforced against them.
Activision has recently made adjustments that provide greater insight into cheating during matches by altering its kill feed system.
Call of Duty developers have announced, alongside publishing its Season 5 patch notes, that kill feed notifications will now notify all lobby players when an incident involving suspected hacker activity has been handled by Ricochet.
Based on comments left for this post, several players have responded favorably to this latest innovation. One player said, “That will be encouraging! This is an interesting change,” while another one commented, “(This) season so far has been phenomenal!”
However, some players remain dubious of such claims, with one commenter noting: “That (would be) cool – provided your system even worked correctly in terms of detection.
Though live bans to the kill feed is a step in the right direction, players remain upset as false reports continue to result in shadowbans. One player asked: “Still no fix on shadowbans, right?” while another declared: “I am permanently banned for no valid reason!”
No one really understands why some players cannot appeal a shadowban, though hopefully Ricochet has something up its sleeve that prevents legitimate players from incurring punishment, instead of those using various means to disrupt Warzone and Modern Warfare 2 matches.
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