A new feature called “Splat” will literally splat Call of Duty: Warzone cheaters into the ground if they load into matches with cheats enabled. The feature comes as part of an update to the controversial Ricochet anti-cheat system in Call of Duty and arrives just in time for the launch of Modern Warfare 3.
Activision says the way Splat works is that if players are detected cheating in Call of Duty: Warzone after the update has been deployed, as soon as they drop from the plane, the game will instantly apply a 10,000-foot drop onto their character. It will then splat them and kill them instantly.
The anti-cheat kill feed will further shame them by announcing their splatting and boot them from the game. Oh – and cheaters will also have no parachutes so there will be no way to avoid the splat.
This is not the first time Activision has messed around with Call of Duty cheaters. In the past, the publisher has gone as far as to grant god mode and invisibility to players who were shot by cheaters. That way, cheating is pointless because you can’t see other players and if you do, you can’t kill them.
The publisher has been prepping all these new server-side updates to align with the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The game’s multiplayer and Zombie mode is out today. The Early Access campaign kicked off last week giving players an entire week to play the reportedly “mediocre” story mode.
All eyes are on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 this year after the game was reportedly developed within 16 months. So far, feedback from the campaign has been rather abysmal. So we’ll have to see how the multiplayer and zombie mode holds up. Where’s our review? We didn’t get access.