"With Cloaking, players that are detected to be cheating can find themselves unable to see opposing players in the game world," the official anti-cheat update blog post reads in part. "Characters, bullets, even sound from legitimate players will be undetectable to cheaters. Legitimate players, however, can see cheaters impacted by cloaking (generally, they'll be the players you see spinning in circles hollering, "Who is shooting me?!") and can dole out in-game punishment. This, like our previously revealed mitigation technique Damage Shield, gives legitimate players a leg up on cheaters."
We also wanted to spotlight one of #TeamRICOCHET's new mitigation techniques: cloaking.— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) April 26, 2022
You may have seen this in the wild - cheaters find themselves unable to see opposing players. Characters, bullets, even sound from legitimate players will be undetectable 👻
While this might be the first time that the Call of Duty developers have detailed Cloaking, it appears to have been added some months back. Footage of cheaters entering a match and starting to go off before their enemies suddenly disappeared was making the rounds back in February, and it was rightly suspected to be a new in-game mitigation technique courtesy of the Richochet anti-cheat system.
Broadly speaking, Call of Duty: Warzone is currently available, free to play, for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, and PC. Call of Duty: Vanguard is currently available for the same platforms as a premium title.
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