Call Of Duty: Warzone Ricochet Anti-Cheat Driver For PC Rolls Out This Week
After months of various anti-cheat enhancements in the Call of Duty franchise, the previously announced core-level Ricochet anti-cheat pilot, specifically designed to counter PC cheaters and hackers, arrives this week in Call of Duty: Warzone .
What is a kernel level driver? The short version is that once the driver is installed it will give Call of Duty: Warzone a high level of access to manage and monitor various applications on a player’s PC, looking for any programs that might attempt to. interact or manipulate the game. The driver only works while playing Call of Duty: Warzone and stops once the game is closed.
The pilot will begin rolling out in the live game for players in the Asia-Pacific region before rolling out globally, with a blog post from the Ricochet development team stating that the phased deployment of the pilot will allow the team to monitor stability and make necessary updates before launching the pilot in all regions. Driver installation is automatic, and players will soon notice the Ricochet anti-cheat logo in the game’s loading screen.
This is just the last step in the fight against Call of Duty cheaters, which has been an ongoing battle for Activision. Over 475,000 players have been banned, and recent changes to Activision’s ban policies now allow players to be banned from all Call of Duty games past, present and future. Server-side upgrades for Ricochet anti-cheat have been live in Call of Duty: Vanguard since launch.
The new anti-cheat pilot accompanies the release of Warzone’s new Pacific-based Caldera map and the launch of Vanguard Season 1. Vanguard owners can play Caldera a day earlier on December 8, with the map becoming available to all players in December. 9.
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