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Activision Introduces New Call Of Duty Anti-Cheat System Called Ricochet
To combat Call of Duty’s long-standing cheating problem, Activision has introduced a new anti-cheat system called Ricochet.
This new system will get rid of players cheating in Call of Duty: Warzone; it will make its debut in Call of Duty: Vanguard which is coming out on 5th November for consoles and PC. Ricochet is supported by a team of dedicated professionals focused on fighting unfair play.
The Ricochet anti-cheat system uses a multi-layered approach to combat cheating like using new server-side tools that monitor analytics to identify cheating, enhanced investigation processes to weed them out, and updates that strengthen account security, among many other tactics. The anti-cheat system also enhances the game’s servers, as well as uses a new PC kernel-level driver that’s designed internally for the Call of Duty franchise.
The PC kernel-level driver bit may be a bit controversial to some as this means you’ll need to install a third-party app into your PC in addition to the game if you want to play online. It’s akin to having a Denuvo anti-piracy measure in your PC, with the chances of it slowing down your system. Plus, a small mistake in a PC kernel-level driver coding might end up bricking a system. However, giving access to kernel-level protection means more data for the security measures to ensure effective anti-cheating tactics. Developers can ban cheaters and prevent them from creating a new account and cheating again.