Cheating in ‘COD: Warzone’? Prepare to Have Your Parachute Disabled | Tech

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Activision is getting deadly serious about cheaters in Call of Duty: Warzone.

Instead of simply banning cheaters, Activision has developed a new tactic it calls Splat. “If a cheater is discovered, we may randomly, and for fun, disable their parachute, sending them careening into the ground after they deploy,” Activision said in a blog post.

If a cheater has already deployed their parachute, Splat can “adjust player velocity, which transforms a bunny hop into a 10,000-foot drop taking them out instantly,” Activision says.

For those looking to use Splat to take out oppponents in the game, Activision cautions that “Splat won’t randomly turn on for a player that isn’t verified to be cheating. Player reporting won’t turn it on, and the game can’t accidentally activate it.”

Splat is part of the Ricochet Anti-Cheat system, which will also be part of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, which launched this week. Activision promises “a stronger and faster process to combat cheating” in its new title, including the use of machine learning with its replay technology, which captures gameplay as video that can be reviewed for cheating.

Earlier this year, the Call of Duty anti-cheat system was upgraded to make cheaters hallucinate as they played via decoy characters added to the game.

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