Does Modern Warfare 3 have anti-cheat?

Nathan Warby
Ricochet anti-cheat and Modern Warfare 3 logosActivision

With Modern Warfare 3 now here, players are enjoying the game’s vast multiplayer. However, with many online games having issues with hackers, some are wondering if Ricochet anti-cheat is in effect. Here’s everything we know about anti-cheat in Modern Warfare 3.

Modern Warfare 3 arrived with plenty of weapons to unlock, either through the Armory Unlock system or by flying through the Ranks. This is the perfect opportunity for many Call of Duty fans to bask in nostalgia as they conquer the classic maps from 2009’s MW2.

However, some players are hesitant to try out the game due to the franchise’s recent issues with hackers in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone. This left many wondering if Ricochet anti-cheat is in effect in MW3.

Here’s everything we know about anti-cheat in Modern Warfare 3.

Is there Ricochet anti-cheat in MW3?

Yes, Modern Warfare 3 uses Ricochet anti-cheat to detect and ban cheaters.

In an October 12 X post, the Call of Duty team confirmed that the Ricochet anti-cheat system is in place when it comes to MW3.

Activision confirmed that Modern Warfare 3 features a new and improved version of Ricochet anti-cheat when the game launched. This was revealed in a blog post prior to the game’s official reveal and again in the above post.

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In the post, the devs said fans can expect: “New additions to Ricochet Anti-Cheat as well as new anti-toxicity plans to continue to deliver a fun, fair, and welcoming online experience for all players.”

What is Ricochet anti-cheat Splat in MW3?

Splat is one of Ricochet anti-cheat’s new measures to detect and mitigate cheaters in Modern Warfare 3.

The MW3 devs describe Splat as a feature that “will increase the player’s falling velocity, causing even small jumps to become devastating falls.” The devs promised new countermeasures in Modern Warfare 3, and it didn’t take long for them to deliver. You can witness the effects of splat in MW3 by watching the clip below.

Ultimately, fans can rest assured that Modern Warfare 3 uses a strict anti-cheat system to detect and mitigate cheaters.

For more on Modern Warfare 3, be sure to check out our other guides:

When is Ranked Play coming to Modern Warfare 3? | Can you slide cancel in Modern Warfare 3? | Every Warzone map available in MW3 Season 1 | Modern Warfare 3 War mode explained | Modern Warfare 3 Zombies Zones explained

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About The Author

Nathan is a Senior Writer for CharlieIntel and Dexerto, primarily covering FIFA and Call of Duty, as well as general gaming news and guides. After leaving university with a degree in Sports Studies and a master's degree in Magazine Journalism, he took on a role as a local news reporter before moving into games media. You can contact Nathan by email at [email protected].