In recent days, cheaters in Call of Duty: Vanguard may have noticed that their games were curiously empty – at least, until a silent, invisible bullet pierced their skull.
This is thanks to a new technique called Cloaking, a feature recently added to Vanguard’s Ricochet anti-cheat system. Although it has been active for some time, Team Ricochet highlighted the feature in a recent blog post (thanks, Games developer) describing some of Ricochet’s latest mitigation features.
Here’s how it works: if Ricochet detects a cheater, that player may be unable to see or hear other players or gunfire. Legitimate players, however, can still see the now helpless cheater and dole out punishment accordingly – with the developer joking around, you can probably spot cheaters by looking for players “going around in circles yelling, ‘Who’s shooting me?!'”
Camouflage exists alongside existing mitigation techniques such as Damage Shield, which removes a cheater’s ability to inflict critical hits, to ward off cheaters, making their experience as miserable as possible. It joins an announcement that Richochet is now available globally for Vanguard, and while there is a brief period to allow updates to install, Team Ricochet hopes to bring Vanguard mitigation techniques to Warzone for full security parity. .