Activision’s anti-cheat software Ricochet will close the game when it detects a keyboard and mouse player using aim assist.
Activision and Sledgehammer Games will release the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Zombies Season 1 Reloaded update today. The new update will bring new game modes, new maps, playlist updates, weapons and attachment adjustments, and bug fixes with the update. The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Season One update will go live on January 17 at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET.
With the new update, Activision is also revamping the anti-cheat tech in Call of Duty to make it harder for players to cheat. Call of Duty players have been using unauthorized third-party hardware like Cronus Zen and XIM to aim assist and reduce recoil while playing on keyboard and mouse.
Earlier today, Activision warned Call of Duty players that the anti-cheat tech will close the game down if the software has any tools to activate aim assist on Mouse and Keyboard.
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In a tweet posted earlier, Activision has warned the players that Call of Duty’s anti-cheat technology Ricochet will now close the game on PC if it detects a KBM player using aim assist. The post stated,
“Our security detection systems now target players using tools to activate aim assist while using a mouse and keyboard. The Call of Duty application will close if detected.
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Repeated use of these tools may lead to further account action.”
Aim assist has been one of the most controversial and hottest subjects in the Call of Duty community for a while. However, this is the first time Activision has acknowledged the issue and implemented a countermeasure. Since aim assist was not meant for keyboard and mouse, players have exploited this for a while.
Last year, Activision stated that Ricochet would detect the cheaters and ban them if they were repeat offenders. This new technology will target third-party tools like ‘reWASD, a popular controller mapping software’ that can be used to remap the keyboard and mouse to create a virtual controller. This remapping will allow keyboard and mouse players to enable aim assist in the game realistically. The new technology will supposedly stop the players from using aim assist on keyboard and mouse.