Warzone cheaters evolve: CoD hackers can now avoid RICOCHET anti-cheat entirely

Brad Norton
Warzone cinematic

Warzone cheaters have seemingly stepped it up as CoD hackers have found a way to all but avoid Activision’s RICOCHET anti-cheat system, avoiding detection at every turn.

Cheating has plagued the Call of Duty franchise for years now. From the early days of Warzone in 2020, aimbots and wallhacks alike became increasingly prevalent. It got so bad, in fact, thousands fled the game in droves purely due to the cheating crisis making it “unplayable.”

It wasn’t until the tail end of 2021 devs finally stepped in. RICOCHET, a proprietary anti-cheat system built from the ground up for CoD, was designed to stamp out the problem. For a while, it did just that. However, it wasn’t long before pesky players figured out ways to work around the system and now, once again, things are worse than ever.

Cheaters have been running rampant not only in the CoD Battle Royale, but in Modern Warfare 3 as well. And while devs have been hustling to remedy the resurging issue, cheaters have evolved yet again to all but avoid RICOCHET entirely.

A video from ‘NukeJesus‘ on YouTube began making the rounds on February 27, one that showcased a particular ‘evolution’ in CoD cheating history. According to the clip, cheaters have now found a way to all but entirely avoid detection.

“When you get a bunch of reports on your account, the anti-cheat is taking pictures of you constantly, screenshots of your game,” they explained.

“What some of these tools do that these cheat providers have, is it can detect when you’re about to get a screenshot, and it will literally turn off your cheats for a millisecond, take the screenshot, then your cheats will turn back on.”

In the blink of an eye, all running in the background without any manual control required, this software can temporarily shut down and then restart, all in order to avoid RICOCHET’s detection system.

In some instances, it can even happen “multiple times a game,” meaning the cheating software is advanced enough to repeat the process at will.

The relevant clip begins at the 6:25 mark below.

“They’re pretty ahead of the game,” they continued. “RICOCHET is lacking big time.”

Activision is yet to respond to this particular development in the CoD scene, though it’s clear players are hoping for a resolution to arrive much sooner than later. We’ll be sure to update you here with any further details as they emerge.

About The Author

Brad Norton is the Australian Managing Editor at Dexerto. He graduated from Swinburne University with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and has been working full-time in the field for the past six years at the likes of Gamurs Group and now Dexerto. He loves all things single-player gaming (with Uncharted a personal favorite) but has a history on the competitive side having previously run Oceanic esports org Mindfreak. You can contact Brad at brad.norton@dexerto.com