Activision Blizzard has announced that it has stepped up punishments for Call of Duty: Vanguard cheaters that, if caught, could see them banned from all Call of Duty games.
The information came in the first post-launch anti-cheat progress update for the game. The newly dubbed Ricochet Anti-Cheat team have spoke on changes to their enforcement policies, which will come into effect following the launch of the Pacific map for Call of Duty: Warzone.
“Extreme or repeated violations of the security policy – such as in-game cheating – may result in a permanent suspension of all accounts. Additionally, any attempt to hide, disguise, or obfuscate your identity or the identity of your hardware devices may also result in a permanent suspension. 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.”
The Call of Duty development teams detailed the Ricochet anti-cheat system earlier this year. As well as an increased anti-cheat presence, the system will also see the launch of a kernel-level driver on PC. The driver will arrive with the new Pacific map for Call of Duty: Warzone on December 2. Theoretically, the system should also reduce console players encountering Call of Duty cheaters via crossplay.
Call of Duty Vanguard meanwhile arrived just over a week ago.