Call of Duty has a fun new way to fight cheaters: remove their weapons

Activision and its development studios continue to work on ways to combat cheating. The latest innovation in this area makes the weapons of misguided people disappear altogether.

Activision has been working for years on effective ways to combat cheating in Call of Duty. The multinational has developed daring tools to prevent misguided people from corrupting servers: making other players more resistant to damage, or even, outright, making them disappear. In a press release published on June 16, 2022a third measure was announced: Disarm, or Disarm.

As the name suggests, Disarm removes the arsenal and hands of cheaters once they are detected. ” We don’t have any clips to show you, but we’ve seen it in action and the reactions from the cheaters are always hilarious “says Activision. Disarm renders the culprits completely harmless and, worse, at the mercy of those who play Call of Duty correctly. We can easily imagine the reactions of cheaters, annoyed by a situation that completely escapes them.

Call of Duty: Warzone // Source: Activision

Activision, always more active in the fight against cheating

Activision therefore has three weapons to solve a persistent problem. If the company knows that its strategy is more and more effective, it is also aware that the smartest will continue to find tricks to cheat. ” Some that we can anticipate, others that require the development of other tools “, she explains in all transparency. It’s an eternal fight. The three tools used by Activision make it possible to analyze the behavior of cheaters, to better retaliate afterwards.

With these active tools, we’re seeing a drop in reports of cheaters — either because they’ve already been banned, or because their bad behavior has become ridiculous (because we’re preventing them from doing bad things) “, welcomes Activision. Since April, there are still more than 180,000 players who have been banned from the games Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Vanguard. A volume that remains important and proves that cheating remains a scourge, despite the incredible device used (it will continue to be reinforced in the future).

To note that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 will benefit, from their launch at the end of the year, from the technologies developed by Activision to guarantee a healthy gaming environment. ” Will you encounter cheaters? Undoubtedly, alas, but we are working with the aim of being faster and more efficient in hunting them down. “, promises the American firm.

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