Activision has released Ricochet and it appears that Call of Duty cheaters are now subject to heavier restrictions.
I can understand from the game but from the whole franchise is a little over kill unless you are a hardcore cheater that has cheated in every COD game that has ever been released. This can also be a blow back on Activision if someone who has not ever cheated once in a COD game and they get banned form the franchise. To get a ban appeal with Activision is a long dragged out route to go and most of the time Activision will say they are right and the ban was called for. But I guess it's better then banning the box when Microsoft and Activision were doing that back in the 360 days. But now I am just banned from COD but can still play the box online with other games. I wonder if EA will go the same route with 2042 and future Battlefield games? And I wonder if other developers will also go down this route with other PvP shooters as well?
once a cheater, always a cheater. Why should Activision be like, "oh he can still play this game because he hasn't tried to cheat yet".
Hence why I said unless you are a hardcore cheater that has cheated in every COD that has been released then I can see them doing the franchise ban.
Lol you know, and the degenerate above you is probably a cheater. Who else would say suck stupid things?
sounds like something a cheater would say
lol i just said that.
It's not like you can accidentally cheat. If you know the consenquences and still decide to cheat, you deserve to be perma banned.
No.. that's stupid... it's absolutely justified
It's exactly because people would get banned and then the next year go back and do it again is exactly why its a franchise ban. You know full well what punishment awaits cheating but you still do it thinking the system won't get you.
If cheating was accidental I get you. But you gotta be pretty obviously cheating. It's one thing if you forgot to close something like cheatengine that you may use for a single player game but if you're straight cheating. Good for you if you're blocked from the franchise. Wish more companies would be that bold about it.
Screw these people.
Overkill but necessary?
yes. someone has to be the sacrificial lamb.
I am totally fine with this. There should be no cheating in MP games and this will scare off a lot of people. In fact they should ban your account and all mp games associated with it. So Battle.net all mp games. Todays state of cheating is quite serious. It needs serious action and punishment to scare off cheaters. PPl who say false bans etc are full of shit.
Even better, ban the IP rather than the account, then even if they made a new account they still could not play. The only people that would not be ok with perma-bans, are the ones that would be banned.
You can change IP So maybe ban account, IP, and hardware guid ban
@Lord The public IP, not the device IP, although it can also be changed, it is more work than just changing the device IP, either that or work with the ISP's to block access, but chances are a lot of cheaters will be using VPN's, so maybe block the device along with account and the modem's IP range.
I don't even play cod but I agree on this. Cheaters should be harshly punished because they ruin the game and ruin the experience of the people that paid good money and are playing fairly.
Can it stop them creating a new account?
Nothing really stops anyone making more accounts, but it depends on what road they take. If they ban the system they are playing on or their IP address it could potentially make it harder at least.
VPNs cheats confirmed?
ban the mac adress instead, its harder to change.
Does this include PS2 games? Man, that's a strong system.
Being they have a history of banning innocent players over misubderstandings and never rectifying it, that's not exactly a great thing.
The number of people banned for actually cheating far outweighs the number of people who are banned "by mistake". Given how horrendous and widespread cheating was and still is in Warzone, they need to drop the ban hammer hard to make an example of cheaters and discourage potential future cheaters. A slap on the wrist will do nothing.
Yeah. And innocent people die via the death penalty, but there's guilty people who do also, so that makes it alright. The idea that you can be banned from an entire franchise is ridiculous. If cheating is so bad you feel the need to hold that above player's heads, then maybe you should address your lackluster anti-cheat over just banning people left and right. Also, I've entered lobbies with cheaters. You know what I do? I leave.
They're not holding franchise bans over legit players, They're holding it over cheaters heads. I'm not even engaging that outrageous comparison of a videogame anticheat and the death penalty. You cannot possibly have so little self awareness to think that's a reasonable comparison. Imagine wanting to live in a world where you spend top dollar on AAA games and are OK with spending literally any time having to dodge cheaters and having to repeatedly quit games 🤦♂️
I've never understood the motive behind cheating in a multiplayer game, doesn't that ruin the fun after a while when no one can beat you? I can understand trying to find exploits within the game that nobody knows about, and the thrill of doing so. But are there people that actually get their rocks off by using those exploits to their advantage in competitive multiplayer?
I have no problem with a complete ban. The # 1 reason for cheating is for the sake of winning and personal stats (mainly the K.D ratio). Now real cheaters don't use obvious cheat like 100% aimbot but things likes reduce recoil, wallhack, Console auto aiming with Mouse and Keyboard, etc. Basically giving a slight to medium advantage vs others. Now if you remove all global stats for someone with all future games (meaning he has to recreate from scratch) it's really hurting the cheater in what he values, his personal records.
Ban Bobby while you're at it!
what if the cheater is a white-hat and is just trying to help improve the game by pointing out its flaws. Is there an exception for that?
"I stole some money just to see if I could. Please don't send me to jail"
No because that person doesn't exist.
I think there will be once they have exceptions for ppl robbing others houses and is just trying to improve their home security by pointing out its flaws. Maybe murder next?
Can there also be a data base to hardware ban these users across all possible games? Thanks.
Damn lol. It’s a good deterrent for sure and probably needed but I wouldn’t trust the people at activision to run that fairly or competently. I could see a bunch of butthurt people spamming the report button just because they got their asses kicked and some dude getting banned from all cod’s for no reason lol. It’s a mixed bag for me but I’d lean against this type of thing. Gotta be a better way to deal with cheaters. I don’t play cod anymore though so my opinion is null.
Cheaters are the one who wants to get better in games but they can't, i feel sorry for them. If they get banned make it permanent forever in any games, but be sure they really are cheaters. Some gamers dont know what cheats and whats not, and some reporting you for being a cheater because youre better than them.
Reading the article within the article, depending on how severe the issue is determines on what happens next. The article also explains the various situations and what can happen if those involved are caught. In short - you have to really do something stupid to get a franchise ban. I support the idea of having a franchise ban if the situation calls for it; at the same time make sure there's sufficient evidence along with proof so the guilty can see what they did wrong.
Stupid & Dangerous, hope all the supporters here get banned from Call of Duty's by Error... learn the hard way.
Cheating in multiplayer games they are ruining the experience the total ban is spot on
"I can understand from the game but from the whole franchise is a little over kill' How is it over kill? just dont cheat!
I'd go further, ban the public IP address
As a person who likes cheat on single player games, this needs to happen to more MP games. It only took one cheater to ruin numerous of my BF4 online matches it became worse the older the game gets, you wait for broken MP game to get fixed only to jump in too late then only to see half the servers were filled with people do exploits or just straight up cheat for bottom of the barrel fun.
Now if they can only remove the glitched scores and stats in the leaderboards we would be on to something...
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