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Hacking in Modern Warfare 2 is now particularly problematic for Infinity Ward and Activision, given how forcefully it has trumpeted anti-cheat software Ricochet.
Ricochet, introduced for Battle Royale Warzone and Vanguard, features new server-side tools that monitor scans to identify cheating. Activision has also released Ricochet’s PC kernel-level anti-cheat security driver for both games.
Less than two weeks ago, Activision insisted that it had “improved and improved” Ricochet for Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0, “combining a year of #TeamRICOCHET updates with new features and mitigations for protect the game”.
Of course, no anti-cheat is perfect, and there is no single solution or policy to cheating. But Activision, which has faced a significant reputational issue due to cheating since Warzone exploded in 2020, will be desperate to prevent the same thing from happening again with Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0.
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