While Activision's latest lawsuit against EngineOwning may have staved off other cheat providers, the same cannot be said about the cheaters themselves. More recently, famous YouTube streamer Guy "Dr Disrespect" Beahm openly criticised Activision's Ricochet anti-cheat after failing to detect and ban a cheater in his game.
The YouTube superstar was gunned down by an enemy player while parachuting down onto Caldera before going off at the failed anti-cheat software. While the Doc is never short of words regarding controller aim assist or cheating, players reciprocate his frustration, noting a recent surge in "blatant wallers and the odd atomic rage hacker."
Dr Disrespect gunned down by cheater in Warzone Pacific
During a recent YouTube live stream, Dr Disrespect was descending onto Caldera by parachute before getting gunned down by an enemy player, seemingly from out of nowhere.
Immediately, the Two-Time knew the player was cheating, saying, "See what I'm saying, there he is! Thank you, a lot of you guys didn't know. Look at it," pointing out how the enemy killed him from across the map.
The YouTube Gaming streamer continued, "Ricochet, they lied to us. Ricochet f**king sucks. Like, get rid of the company, it's not working; let's work with a solution. Right now, you're going to have to figure out something for this engine. It ain't working."
Dr Disrespect then said that he thinks Activision assembled a team of some 20 or so staff members to ban cheaters from the game manually.
"[Activision] didn't build new tech for the game, like this huge anti-cheat software and all that stuff. They didn't build anything. All they did was put together like a 20 person crew; a team, if you will, and call them 'Team Ricochet.' So they just manually [ban players]."
One Reddit user pointed out that they also encountered cheaters in Warzone. "No lie, me and a buddy died from a cheater two nights ago. The kill was sus, so we spectated, and sure enough, he's head shotting people across the map. His name was 'Ricochetlol.' F*ck these guys," they said.
Indeed, it is frustrating to run into cheaters; however, players need to cheat before getting banned. Moreover, it is certainly possible that some cheaters might slip through the crackers, but Ricochet has done a decent job in reducing the frequency of encounters in Warzone.
However, some players on Reddit are still unconvinced, citing that "console only crossplay is the only solution for the cheating" in Warzone. What are your thoughts? Be sure to share them with us on Twitter.
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Featured image courtesy of YouTube / Dr Disrespect and Activision.