As a way to make the matches of Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone fairer, Activision announced this Wednesday (13) a new anti-cheating system called “ricochet”. Featuring a multi-faceted approach, Ricochet is a robust system that brings tools to monitor and analyze any type of cheating.
Initially, the system’s backend security features will first come to the Call of Duty: Vanguard, but soon after, sometime this year, they will also be rolled out to the Call of Duty: Warzone along with the Pacific update.
But in addition to the server-side improvements brought in, a new kernel-level driver will also arrive for PC gamers as a complement in the task of identifying possible cheats.
Activision explains that “kernel-level drivers have privileged access to monitor and manage software and applications on the PC, as well as your video card driver”. Thus, the drive of the ricochet will check all applications that try to interact with or manipulate Call of Duty: Warzone, allowing the security team to ensure that no cheats are being used. Later, the driver will also be released for Vanguard.
The company also reinforces that the kernel-level driver will only work when playing the game on the PC, that is, it will not always be active, with its execution being directly related to the startup and closing of Call of Duty: Warzone.