A new anti-cheating technique in Call of Duty: Vanguard makes it so that other players are invisible to the cheaters when playing online.
Ever join a lobby in a game and think ‘this server is dead?’ That might now be because you’re a cheat, as a new anti-cheat system called Ricochet that’s been added to Vanguard has added a unique technique called Cloaking. This new technique was detailed over on the Call of Duty blog, diving into how it’s meant to combat cheating (thanks, Game Developer).
“With Cloaking, players that are detected to be cheating can find themselves unable to see opposing players in the game world,” reads the blog post. “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 […] gives legitimate players a leg up on cheaters.”