Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

Call of Duty: Warzone gets a kernel-level anti-cheat called Ricochet

Call of Duty has officially announced the names of the following anti-cheat initiatives, specially developed for popular shooters. Called Ricochet, this is a “multi-faceted approach” designed to combat fraud using kernel-level monitors. From now on, you will need Ricochet to play Call of Duty: Warzone on your PC.

As the intensity of fraud increases, games like Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta are also victims of fraud. During the upcoming Vanguard media tour, Activision unveiled a new dedicated anti-cheat solution for Warzone and Vanguard.

The solution includes a name and additional details. Ricochet utilizes a kernel-level driver similar to Riot’s Vanguard technology (unrelated to the Call of Duty game). please remember. Riot’s Vanguard has been criticized for having access to computers at the kernel level, but it has changed in recent months as Vanguard has proven to be effective in combating fraud.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Multiplayer Screenshot

Activision wants to do the same here at Ricochet. In a FAQ, Activision said that as cheating software became more sophisticated, “kernel-level drivers could monitor applications that could attempt to manipulate Call of Duty: Warzone game code while running. Make it possible .. “

Compared to user-level applications with restricted computer access, kernel-level drivers allow for more sophisticated counters to cheats.

Ricochet isn’t always on, and Activision states that the driver shuts down when you finish the game and only turns it back on when you start a new game.

Activision also says that while Ricochet only examines processes that interact with Call of Duty: Warzone and does not completely eliminate fraud, it is a stronger anti-fraud measure than Activision previously used. Stated.

Matt TM Kim is a news editor at IGN.You can reach him @lawoftd..