Publisher Activision on the official Call of Duty blog unveiled Ricochet, a massive anti-cheat initiative in Call of Duty: Warzone and the upcoming Call of Duty: Vanguard.
Ricochet is said to include new server-side tools, improved investigation processes to identify unscrupulous players, updates to strengthen account security, and more.
Ricochet will launch in Call of Duty: Vanguard simultaneously with the release of the game, and by the end of this year, the system will appear in Call of Duty: Warzone. This will happen alongside the Pacific Update.
In addition, a special driver will be released on the PC (with a Pacific patch in Warzone, then in Vanguard), which is introduced into the system core and checks the software for attempts to interact with Call of Duty.
Activision also assures that the driver will not affect the safety of users, because: it is not always on, only works when Call of Duty is running and turns off when you exit the game.
“Although the kernel-level driver that is part of the Ricochet system will be released for PC, users of cross-platform consoles and PC players will also feel the difference.”, – according to Activision.
Activision’s fight against cheaters in Call of Duty is not limited to these methods: the company also uses machine learning (helps to identify trends in suspicious behavior), a complaints system and two-factor authentication.