COD Vanguard and Warzone, it’s revolution: the new Kernel-Level anti-cheat has been unveiled

After yesterday’s firm stance, with which the Activision guys declared total war on the cheaters, today came the announcement of the new RICOCHET anti-cheat system per Call of Duty Vanguard e Warzone.

Despite the systems adopted in the previous chapters of the series and the continuous waves of bans, the phenomenon of cheating has always been a sad reality for the COD series. For this reason it was born the new Ricochet Anti-Cheat system, built from the ground up specifically for the franchise by a new team at Activision, who will also handle long-term support.

Ricochet Anti-Cheat is characterized by two different aspects: a backend upgrade system and gods driver kernel-level per PC. What does this all mean? 1) The Anti-Cheat will be updated server-side, ensuring greater backend security and additional protection against hackers thanks to new analysis and identification tools; 2) The kernel-level drivers will allow the Anti-Cheat to analyze and identify malicious software that tries to tamper with the game on the PC, blocking them immediately.

Plans for the near future include:

  • Call of Duty Vanguard: The launch of server-side updates in Vanguard will coincide with the release of the game scheduled for November 5th. The kernel-level drivers will be implemented in the near future;
  • Call of Duty Warzone: Both server-side updates and kernel-level drivers will be made available at the launch of the Pacific Update by the end of 2021.

What do you think of this novelty? While we’re at it, we remind you that next Thursday will take place on reveal of COD Vanguard’s Zombies mode: there will be demons!

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