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Call of Duty players are decrying the latest round of glitches that seems to have resulted in players reporting invisible squads in MW2’s DMZ mode.
A post on the Modern Warfare 2 subreddit appears to show a clip of an entire five man squad of players camping a buy station – which in itself would be pretty bad, but made worse by the fact they appear to be invisible – taking out unsuspecting players while they’re defenseless and trying to buy something. However, it’s not entirely clear how they’ve managed to do this – with even the commenters unable to come to a consensus. Rather fittingly, the post itself has now been rendered ‘invisible’ – having being taken down by the subreddit’s moderation team.
It’s believed that it’s related to the game’s Ricochet anti-cheat system, which recently introduced a feature where players caught cheating would be punished by legitimate players becoming invisible on their screen, so many of the comments are assuming the OP has, themselves, previously cheated – explaining why they couldn’t see the squad. But other players are claiming it’s not so clean cut, thanks to issues with the system. “OP isn’t necessarily cheating,” claims AntpoisonX “It could be either a glitch or the Battle eye incorrectly flagged OP as a cheater.”
“The amount of people that are quick to vilify OP not taking into consideration how glitchy this game is and how many false reports and bans there are,” – adds cjpack – “no way you can say with any amount of confidence OP is a cheater with all these variables from just this clip.” – people being falsely reported, and others abusing the report system to accuse good players of cheating is a frequent refrain from the community, highlighting the potential flaws in the system.
For now, as the war between cheaters and the devs wages on, it seems inevitable that some may be caught in the crossfire. The jury’s still out on whether turning legitimate players invisible is an effective deterrent or not in MW2, but for now it’s certainly providing plenty of debate. For more on MW2 and Warzone 2, check out our best Warzone 2 ranked loadouts for Season 3 Reloaded or our list of the best LMGs in Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded.
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