With Ricochet Call of Duty declares war on cheaters.
The beta of Call of Duty: Vanguard it may have shown great improvements for the series, but that doesn’t mean it was perfect. Hackers were present in the beta lobbies and no one likes cheaters, least of all the Call of Duty team.
As such, Activision is implementing a new anti-cheat system called Ricochet.
As announced on the Call of Duty blog, Ricochet is “a robust anti-cheat system supported by a team of dedicated professionals focused on fighting unfair gaming“It will be available first in Vanguard, then head to Warzone with the launch of the Pacific map. Along with the anti-cheat system, we will get a new PC-specific kernel-level driver. This will also land in Warzone when the map arrives. of the Pacific.
The Call of Duty team has released some details of the Ricochet system, starting with “a large security enhancement for Call of Duty“This will allow the servers to do a” quick iteration “of the system, which means the team should be able to quickly eliminate new” cheating “methods as they arise. Then there’s the aforementioned driver at the level of the system. kernel. Essentially, this will check Warzone against other applications running on your PC to determine if anything outside of the game itself is being used to cheat. Installing this driver will be required to play Warzone when it arrives.
The system “it only starts when you start Warzone and turns off when you close the game“. Privacy is another important component of Ricochet. Also,”only monitors and reports Call of Duty related activities“This transparency is important to developers, who encourage players to continue reporting any issues encountered while playing the game.
We will be able to see Ricochet in action on the release date of Call of Duty: Vanguard, which is November 5, when the title will arrive on PC, PlayStation 5, PS4, Xbox Series X / S and Xbox One.