Warzone is getting a kernel-level anti-cheat called Ricochet

Call of Duty has shared the official name for its upcoming Anti-Cheat initiative designed specifically for the popular shooter. It will be called Ricochet and will be designed with kernel-level monitoring hardware to counter cheaters. In the future, Ricochet will be a prerequisite for playing Warzone on PC.

With the increasing density of cheaters, games like Call of Duty: Warzone and even Call of Duty: Vanguard beta have fallen victim to cheating. During the Vanguard media tour, Activision announced an anti-fraud solution for Warzone and Vanguard.

This solution now has a name and other details. Ricochet uses kernel-level drivers, similar to Riot Games’ Vanguard technology, which has nothing to do with Call of Duty. You may remember that Vanguard received a lot of criticism for its Kernel-level access to your PC, but in recent months it has become clear that Vanguard is at least effective.

Activision hopes to do the same with Ricochet. In its FAQ, Activision says this massive overhaul is a must-go for cheaters. “By using a kernel-level driver, we can monitor applications that may attempt to process Call of Duty: Warzone game code only while the game is running.”

The bounce will not be permanent. Activision says the driver will stop when the game closes and won’t start again until the game starts.

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