It’s now possible to be banned from the entire Call of Duty franchise if you’re caught cheating. The series’ anti-cheat department Team Ricochet recently updated their policy and security measures for Call of Duty: Vanguard, which now not only bans cheaters from the new game but all past and future games in the series.

As reported by Video Games Chronicle, cheaters who are caught in Call of Duty: Vanguard will run the risk of being banned from ever playing any other Call of Duty game again, both old and new. The updated text provided by Team Ricochet mentions “permanent suspensions are lasting and final, and can apply across this title and past, present, or future titles in the Call of Duty franchise.”

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The studio went into a little more detail about the parameters of this policy, stating that repeating offenders such as cheaters who violate the security measures will receive a permanent ban from ever playing Call of Duty – past, present and future titles – in an effort to make cheaters’ lives a living hell, basically. Bans can also be applied to players who “attempt to hide, disguise, or obfuscate [their] identity or the identity of [their] hardware devices.”

The blog post reads:

“All our anti-cheat efforts are focused on fighting unfair play and protecting the player experience. Launching the server updates as part of the Ricochet Anti-Cheat system is the first step in our new anti-cheat security initiative and we’re working hard to make things as frustrating as possible for cheaters.”

Activision has been sternly attempting to eliminate cheating from Call of Duty. Plans for the new anti-cheat system were first announced alongside Call of Duty: Vanguard‘s reveal, and it looks like it’s finally taking full effect.

Call of Duty: Vanguard is now available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.

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Source: Video Games Chronicle

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