Activision finally released all the details of its new anti-cheat system Warzone. While it was announced last August, so far we know how it will work and when it will be available. As you surely know, hackers have become the main problem in battle royale, as they ruin the experience of thousands of players on a daily basis. In fact, many of those affected preferred to leave the game while waiting for a solution. The latter already has a name: Ricochet.
From the company they warn that a complete team of developers was working on this anti-cheat system to have it ready this year. The multiplayer mode of Call of Duty: Vanguard, whose launch is scheduled for November 5, already integrates Ricochet. For its part, Warzone You will receive it next to new map set in the Pacific, which will arrive before the end of 2021.
According to the company in its Web, Ricochet is supported by two pillars. The first is a set of enhancements and tools that were added on the server side to detect cheats. In fact, they will use algorithms of machine learning to identify recurring suspicious behaviors. They have also improved their investigation process to better follow up on community reports.
Ricochet will have a kernel level driver
To the above we must add a new controller (driver) for PC running at kernel level. “This driver will help identify cheats, reinforcing and strengthening the overall security of the server,” they mention. It is well known that most hackers of Warzone They are computer users, so the company focused on this platform to eliminate the root problem. Of course, console gamers will also benefit.
“Ricochet will verify the software and applications that try to interact and manipulate Call of Duty: Warzone, providing the security team with more data to reinforce it “, they add. On the other hand, the anti-cheat system is prepared to identify “suspicious” behavior. For Activision and Raven Software it will continue to be “critical” that their community reports the presence of “hackers” and any unusual activity. Right now, what they need most is data to bolster Ricochet.
Evidently, for players of Warzone on PC it will be mandatory to install the new one driver. Otherwise, they won’t even be able to access the game. However, the fact that the driver runs at the kernel level could raise privacy concerns. In this sense, Activision clarifies that it only works when Warzone on progress.
It is important to mention that, although Ricochet will be active in Call of Duty: Vanguard Since its release, the driver for this title will arrive at a later date. That is, initially the anti-cheat system will only depend on the improvements in the server. On Warzone, the plan is to offer everything at the same time together with the new map.
Will Ricochet be effective? That is the question that the entire community of Warzone it is being done right now. We guessed that they did enough testing to ensure its effectiveness and finally get rid of the cheaters. We will have to wait for the next few months to verify it.