Activision is preparing to launch a new, and dare I say fun, system to counter cheaters on Call of Duty: Warzone. As part of an update to the game’s Ricochet anti-cheat system, a new feature called Splat At random and without warning, detected cheaters will fall directly to the ground after being deployed at the start of a match. (Hence the name, Splat.)
Activision has played with Obligations cheaters in different ways lately. The publisher gave away an automatic god mode and invisibility to players who were shot by detected cheaters and then shamed the cheaters by announcing that they had been booted in the kill feed.
Removing the parachutes is not the only mitigation included with Splat. If people are caught cheating after the start of a game, Splat can turn “a bunny hop into a 10,000-foot drop,” eliminating them instantly.
Activision has also been working on improved server and client-side anti-cheat systems ahead of Friday. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III release. The company has also made improvements using machine learning to more quickly and accurately detect cheating perpetrators.