Cheating in Call of Duty could lead to a permanent series-wide ban

It seems that Activision isn’t taking cheating in Call of Duty lightly anymore, as repeat offenders might get banned from the series forever.

Since the announcement of Ricochet, a new kernel-level anti-cheat solution, the noose has been tightening on Call of Duty cheaters. Now the proverbial step might be getting kicked out from under them, as a new security enforcement update on Ricochet claims that harsher punishments might be in store for those who opt for aimbots and wallhacks in Call of Duty.

“Extreme or repeated violations of the security policy – such as in-game cheating – may result in a permanent suspension of all accounts,” Team Ricochet said on Call of Duty’s website. “Additionally, any attempt to hide, disguise, or obfuscate your identity or the identity of your hardware devices may also result in a permanent suspension.”

Team Ricochet continues: “Permanent suspensions for security infractions may now apply franchise-wide, including Call of Duty: Vanguard as well as any past, present, and future titles in the Call of Duty franchise.”

Anti-cheat reminder, #TeamRICOCHET is live! We are enforcing anti-cheat security measures in #Vanguard already, including issuing account bans and resolving exploits related to XP earn rates & unlocks. There are more to come.

Want to fry the competition with a high-level unlock? It’s your chance to win it!

— Sledgehammer Games (@SHGames) November 12, 2021

So getting banned in Call of Duty: Warzone or Call of Duty Vanguard means you might not be able to play a game in the series again. Or any linked to a particular email address or hardware configuration.

Written by Kyle Campbell on behalf of GLHF.

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