By Ray Ampoloquio June 16, 2022
Activision Blizzard's latest anti-cheat tool for its Call of Duty games, Ricochet, first came out in December.
Half a year later and the controversial publisher is celebrating the success of the anti-cheat program.
Vanguard and Warzone have seen a "significant" drop in the number of cheaters since the software started tightening the game's security measures.
However, Activision pointed out that it had also seen "some unfortunate increases" in cheating, which it explained is part of the "expected ebb and flow that is a frustrating reality in game security."
Activision teased that it's still actively working on adding more "mitigation" techniques to Call of Duty so that it can "annoy as many cheaters" as possible and drive them out of the game.
As revealed by Activision, it banned 180,000 players combined across Warzone and Vanguard in less than two months.
Activision also promises that Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 will have Ricochet again.