Warzone Ricochet 'Weapon Disarm' Anti-Cheat Feature Revealed

Ricochet Anti-Cheat
Ricochet Anti-Cheat / Photo courtesy of Activision

Call of Duty Warzone developers have unveiled a new feature as part of the Ricochet anti-cheat system: The new "weapon disarm" feature aims to make life more difficult for cheaters.

The newest Ricochet feature automatically disarms players suspected of cheating, and the devs hope that this will further mitigate the number of cheaters that players run into on Caldera, Rebirth, Fortune's Keep and in multiplayer.

"We don’t expect many clips of this to find their way online, but we have seen it in action and the reactions from cheaters are always priceless," the developers said in a blog post describing the feature. They also shared a video of what a disarm looks like.

In the video, a cheater has their gun and hands completely disappear, rendering them unable to shoot, switch weapons, or even melee. This takes away any lethality a cheater can inflict on players, allowing them to be dealt with accordingly by fair-playing operators.

"The aim for mitigations is to keep cheaters in-game to analyze their data while reducing their ability to impact a legitimate player’s experience. The data above shows that as mitigations are active, we see a reduction in cheater reports," the developers added.

As Season 4 of CoD: Vanguard of Warzone arrives on June 22 and MW2 looms in the fall, here's hoping efforts like this by Ricochet continue to limit the number of cheaters we see in Call of Duty.