Call of Duty now lets you destroy cheaters with your own automatic god mode

Call of Duty now lets you destroy cheaters with your own automatic god mode

Call of Duty now lets you destroy cheaters with your own automatic god mode
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Banning cheaters doesn’t always work because they can usually make another account. So games like Call of Duty are increasingly looking for ways to make it less fun for people to exploit their games — and the latest idea gives honest players a cheat of their own. The new “Damage Shield” in Call of Duty Warzone’s new Ricochet anti-cheat software makes a cheater’s bullets bounce right off you, so you can close in while they hilariously flail around and then destroy them yourself.

You can see YouTuber TimTheTatman show it off right here, roughly a minute and 13 seconds into this video:

In a blog post announcing the feature, Activision says it only activates “when the server detects a cheater is tampering with the game in real-time,” and…

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