RICOCHET Anti-Cheat

NEW ANTI-CHEAT SYSTEM

RICOCHET Anti-Cheat™ initiative is a multi-faceted approach to combat cheating, featuring new server-side tools which monitor analytics to identify cheating, enhanced investigation processes to stamp out cheaters, updates to strengthen account security, and more. RICOCHET Anti-Cheat’s backend anti-cheat security features is live for Call of Duty®: Vanguard and Call of Duty®: Warzone™.

Call of Duty®: Warzone™ and Call of Duty®: Vanguard on PC also utilizes a new PC kernel-level driver, developed internally for the Call of Duty franchise as part of the RICOCHET Anti-Cheat initiative. The driver is currently live in Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Vanguard, globally.

For the full breakdown of RICOCHET Anti-Cheat read the announcement blog post here.

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HOW IT WORKS

RICOCHET Anti-Cheat brings a broad enhancement to the security to Call of Duty: Vanguard and Call of Duty: Warzone. As part of this multi-faceted anti-cheat security initiative is a new kernel-level driver on PC, currently live for Warzone and Vanguard. The new initiative allows for rapid iteration to combat a sophisticated and evolving problem.

Kernel-level driver

Kernel-level drivers are given a high level of access to monitor and manage software and applications on a PC, such as your PC’s graphics card driver. The kernel-level driver element of the RICOCHET Anti-Cheat system will check the software and applications that attempt to interact and manipulate Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Vanguard, providing the RICOCHET Anti-Cheat team more data to bolster security. For more detailed information about RICOCHET Anti-Cheat and its PC kernel-level driver, read the dedicated FAQ.

Protecting your privacy

In its initial rollout, the kernel-level driver will only operate when you play on PC. The driver is not always-on. The software turns on when you start Warzone or Vanguard and shuts down when you close the game. Plus, the kernel-level driver only monitors and reports activity related to Call of Duty. While the kernel driver is deployed on PC, by extension, console players playing via cross-play against players on PC also stand to benefit.

THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING

RICOCHET Anti-Cheat’s anti-cheat security initiative will benefit players across Vanguard and Warzone. The RICOCHET Anti-Cheat team’s commitment is the relentless pursuit of fair play, which is fought against the sophisticated issue of cheating. We are dedicated and determined to evolve the RICOCHET Anti-Cheat System over time, fighting for the community against those that aim to spoil their gaming experience.

FAQS

What is Ricochet Anti-Cheat?

The RICOCHET Anti-Cheat initiative is a multi-faceted approach to combat cheating, featuring new server-side tools which monitor analytics to identify cheating, enhanced investigation processes to stamp out cheaters, updates to strengthen account security, and more. RICOCHET Anti-Cheat’s backend anti-cheat security features have launched for Call of Duty®: Vanguard and Call of Duty®: Warzone™. Each title also utilizes a new PC kernel-level driver for all players, developed internally for the Call of Duty franchise. The driver has deployed globally for both Warzone and Vanguard.

 

How does the Ricochet Anti-Cheat kernel-level driver work?

The PC kernel-level driver monitors and reports applications that attempt to interact with Call of Duty: Warzone or Call of Duty: Vanguard, allowing the RICOCHET Anti-Cheat team to determine if a machine is utilizing unauthorized processes to manipulate the game.

The Software License and Service Agreement will be updated. Please follow this link [https://www.activision.com/legal/ap-eula] in order to see these changes.