Sadly, cheaters have a problem in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta. This is currently underway on consoles and computers. Console users are responding by turning off crossplay to avoid playing against people on PC. It is thought to be the platform most susceptible to hackers.
Similarly, this is not the first time it has occurred. Cheats plagued the betas for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty Vanguard in 2021 and 2020, respectively. Aimbots are also widely used in Call of Duty, and it has been alleged that cheaters are using wall hacks to identify enemies before they would usually be able to do so.
Additionally, videos of cheaters overrun sites like TikTok and direct visitors to websites where they may purchase hacks. This happened despite Activision’s well-publicized Ricochet anti-cheat program and even before Modern Warfare 2’s official release. Because of the severe issue, Modern Warfare 2 developer Infinity Ward promised to take action on social media.
Modern Warfare 2: Ricochet anti-cheat software
Given how publicly it has promoted the Ricochet anti-cheat software, hacking in Modern Warfare 2 is currently a concern for Infinity Ward and Activision.
Ricochet’s new server-side capabilities watch analytics to catch cheating for the battle royale games Warzone and Vanguard. In addition, Ricochet’s PC kernel-level anti-cheat security driver was made available by Activision for both titles.
Activision said less than two weeks ago that Ricochet for Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0 had been “updated and improved,” “combining a year of upgrades from #TeamRICOCHET with new features and ways to mitigate to secure the game.”
There isn’t a perfect anti-cheat system because cheating has many causes and responses. Activision will be keen to stop the same thing from happening again with Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0, though, as they have had a severe reputational incident due to cheating ever since Warzone exploded in 2020.
Why are there aimbot and wall cheats in the beta already?
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