RICOCHET anti-cheat now detects Cronus software in Modern Warfare 2 & Warzone 2

Luca Di Marzo
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Call of Duty’s RICOCHET anti-cheat has received a major update ahead of Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 Season 3 that will make it capable of detecting third-party hardware including Cronus software.

Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 players are gearing up for a major seasonal update as Season 3 is expected to arrive on April 12. While the expected content of new weapons, maps, and Operators should arrive, the devs also revealed a surprise update for RICOCHET anti-cheat.

RICOCHET is Call of Duty’s anti-cheat that is designed to detect and ban cheaters in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2. While the anti-cheat has reduced the number of cheaters, it hasn’t always received the most glowing reviews.

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Certain players feel as though the issue of running into cheaters is still frequent in Warzone 2 and especially Modern Warfare 2’s Ranked Play. The Call of Duty team has used this feedback to implement changes to RICOCHET in Season 3 that should further stamp out cheaters.

RICOCHET anti-cheat update in MW2 & Warzone 2 Season 3

On April 4, a Call of Duty blog revealed all of the updates and changes coming to RICOCHET in Season 3 of Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.

The most noteworthy update is RICOCHET’s newfound ability to detect cheaters using third-party hardware. As Call of Duty community veterans already know, this includes the notorious Cronus software for controllers.

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While the blog focuses on Season 3 changes to RICOCHET that are yet to come, it confirms that the ability to detect third-party cheats is already active in both games: “Testing is complete: This detection is deployed globally on all platforms.”

If a Modern Warfare 2 or Warzone 2 player is detected using third-party hardware devices to gain an unfair advantage, they will see a warning in the game menu. If the player continues to utilize these devices it will lead to “additional warnings, the deployment of mitigations, account or feature suspensions, or the banning of the offending account.”

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In terms of mitigations mentioned above, the blog also revealed videos showcasing the impact of Cloaking, Disarming, and the Damage Shield.

Another new feature at the disposal of the RICOCHET team is the Replay investigation tool, which will allow them to review captured data from Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 matches.

The RICOCHET team believes that the detection of unfair third-party hardware and this new Replay tool will allow them to ban and eliminate more cheaters from Call of Duty titles in Season 3.

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For more Call of Duty content, check out how to unlock Intervention in Modern Warfare 2 & Warzone 2 Season 3, or the new Operators arriving with the seasonal update on April 12.

About The Author

Luca is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. An accomplished, writer with interests in sports and gaming alike, Luca is focused on Call of Duty and FIFA as a content creator. After earning his BA in English Literature at Concordia University, he began writing for Gamelevate, OddsShark, and H4X. Luca joined CharlieIntel in 2021. You can reach Luca at [email protected], or via his Twitter @TheLucaDiMarzo.