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Call of Duty's Ricochet anti-cheat team continues to crack down on cheaters, and now has the option to ban offenders from all "past, present, and future titles in the Call of Duty franchise."

The option of a franchise-wide ban is detailed in a new anti-cheat progress report, and is just one of the changes to come to the franchise's security enforcement policy. Extreme or repeated violations of the security policy will also result in a permanent suspension of all accounts, as will any attempts by account holders to hide their identity or their hardware devices.

The report outlines how the anti-cheat team has addressed various issues that have cropped up following Call of Duty: Vanguard's launch, stating that the team has worked to resolve exploits related to XP earn rates and unlocks. Activision is encouraging players to report cheaters as incidents occur, as in-game reports help identify cheaters and provide the anti-cheat team with more information regarding cheater behavior.

Call of Duty's new Ricochet anti-cheat system will be receiving an update with the release of Call of Duty: Warzone's Pacific update, currently scheduled to release in December. The update will add a new kernel-level driver for PC. The driver will be added to Call of Duty: Vanguard at a later date. Call of Duty has banned hundreds of thousands of accounts this year in a response to rampant cheating problems in Warzone.

Developer Sledgehammer Games has continued to address various Call of Duty: Vanguard bugs since the game's November 5 launch. One recent update tweaked various spawn locations and fixed bugs related to reticle unlocks and the game's FOV slider, while another adjusted how the game's combat shield works when stowed. Dataminers have found suggestions that characters like Captain America and Indiana Jones could be joining the game as operators in a future update.

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