Call of Duty is the latest to detect and ban XIM cheaters

Activision has recently taken action against third-party hardware cheating in Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II by updating its Ricochet anti-cheat system to detect and potentially suspend or ban players using these devices. Devices like XIM, Cronus Zen, and ReaSnow S1 have been commonly used in Call of Duty to gain an unfair advantage by combining the benefits of aim assist and reduced recoil from a controller with the movement advantages of a mouse and keyboard.

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The Ricochet system will issue warnings to players detected using this hardware, with continued improper use leading to further consequences. Other game developers such as Ubisoft and Epic Games have also taken measures against these cheaters, but it remains a challenge for the industry to combat the undetectable nature of third-party hardware.

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