There is a frustrating Warzone glitch that causes players to get stuck on the RICOCHET anti-cheat screen, and here’s how you can fix this bug on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.
Warzone players had to deal with cheaters ruining games for eighteen months until the RICOCHET anti-cheat finally launched. This brought kernel-level drivers to counter cheaters and hackers in the game.
This system has made some improvements to the Warzone experience by nerfing cheaters’ weapons, but players have also noted a few problems. A new bug is causing players to get stuck on the RICOCHET anti-cheat screen.
Here’s how you can fix this glitch.
How to fix Warzone ‘stuck on RICOCHET anti-cheat’ screen bug
This Warzone glitch is prominent among Xbox console users. Most of the reports of players getting stuck on the RICOCHET anti-cheat screen came from those playing the game on an Xbox.
However, that doesn’t mean that the issue doesn’t also persist on other platforms. Players on PS4, PS5, and PC have also encountered this glitch. The good news is that there are a few ways to get around it.
This is the simplest solution that you can try and it may fix the problem. You might be able to get past the RICOCHET anti-cheat screen by simply turning Call of Duty: Warzone off and then on again.
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Here’s how you can try this out:
- Simply close Warzone
- Restart your respective platform
- Boot up Warzone
- Check to see if you still get stuck on the screen
Check for updates
If the solution above didn’t fix the glitch then the problem might be that you need to download the latest Warzone update. So, you’ll need to make sure that you’re running the latest version of the game.
You can check for updates in the options/settings screen of your console. If there’s a new update available then you can try loading the game again after it finishes installing. This is a solution that has worked for some players.
Clear your saved data
If there is a problem with the game’s cache, you could find yourself stuck on the RICOCHET anti-cheat screen. So, you’ll need to clear the saved data in order to get this past this frustrating glitch.
Here’s how you can do this on Xbox Series X:
- Press the Xbox Button
- Navigate to to Profile & system > Settings > System > Storage
- Select Manage storage and then View contents
- Select Warzone and then press the Menu button
- Select Manage game
- Select Saved data and choose Warzone
- Delete the saved date from the Options menu
If you’re playing Warzone on a PlayStation console then here’s how you can clear your data:
- Go to Settings > Application Saved Data Management
- Choose either System Storage, Online Storage or USB Storage > Delete
- Pick Warzone and then press Select All
- Select Delete and then select OK to confirm your decision
PC players who own the game on Steam can use a feature that lets you verify the integrity of your game cache. This will let you ensure that the problem isn’t being caused by a corrupted game file.
Here’s how you can do this:
- Open Steam
- Go to the Library section
- Right-click on Warzone and select Properties.
- Select the Local Files tab and click Verify integrity of game cache
- Wait as Steam verifies the game’s files
Wait longer for the game to load
The easiest and most straightforward idea to try, leave it and hope it fixes itself. Sometimes, you may find yourself stuck at the RICOCHET anti-cheat screen if the game just taking a bit longer to load.
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If you wait for a while, you could get past the screen eventually. This option requires you to be patient and do nothing for a few minutes. Some players have reported this working after 5 minutes of waiting.
For more Warzone content, check out this bizarre Warzone Stim bug that throws players into the shadow realm and how to stop freezing at Warzone Buy Stations.
Image Credits: Raven Software / Activision
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