Call of Duty Players Are Being Punished for Activating Aim Assists on PC

Unfair advantage won’t be tolerated, says Call of Duty’s cheat-detecting software.

By AtillaTuran, Posted 18 Jan 2024

Online games can be easily ruined by cheaters and their mischievous acts. That is why some developers take caution before releasing a multiplayer-oriented game, such as creating their own anti-software or punishment for people who would eventually cheat their way out. One of the most notorious punishers, Call of Duty’s Ricochet, is now banning people for activating aim assists in-game.

This fail-save for the cheats does not only exist in the most recent Call of Duty game though, It includes all the games released in the recent past, including Modern Warfare 3, Warzone, and Modern Warfare 2 also have the newly added ban mechanism. Aim assist helps people who use a controller to aim better, or rather snap to the closest aim target while using a controller. Being enabled with a mouse and keyboard setup understandably removes one of the factors which is aiming at enemies.

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This is not the first time Ricochet banned people for exploiting the game or outright cheating in any shape or form. Previously, people who cheated in Warzone were given the penalty of landing on the ground with their parachute not working, which made players unable to land on a dedicated zone and start playing the actual game.

In another example, Ricochet blatantly tagged cheaters' badges and made server-wide announcements on who was cheating before kicking them off from the game. While this sounds rather ecstatic for the people who want to legitimately play the game, it does not stop people from cheating as cheaters can find alternative ways to not get caught. While easily spottable cheats are free, paid ones usually bypass the check by any other anti-cheat software.

So even though Activision might have covered the cheater problem well, cheaters appearing in a Call of Duty lobby is still a possibility. Destiny had a lot of problems with cheaters, as far as taking the creators of the cheating software to the country, but so far, Activion has dealt with blatant cheaters well enough to keep its name clean.

Atilla Turan (@burningarrow)
Editor, NoobFeed

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Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, PC
Publisher(s): Activision
Developer(s): Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games
Genres: First-Person Shooter
Themes: Action, Shooter, Multiplayer
Release Date: 2023-11-10

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