Scammers have always been a major headache for both multiplayer and game players, so they must be fought effectively in some way. Call of Duty: Warzone is also affected, and cheaters have already appeared in Call of Duty: Vanguard, although the game has only been tested in beta. But as Activision pointed out yesterday, it takes the fight against dishonest players to a new level Ricochet announced.
In-house developed Ricochet will be an anti-fraud system that both of these games, Warzone and Vanguard, will use. The server-side and kernel-level anti-cheat mechanism will collect statistics to effectively identify cheaters, but it will also improve the security of user accounts. This will be aided by a kernel-level driver that will only and exclusively connect to Ricochet on a PC, Activision promises, but console owners will also benefit from this when cross-playing with PC users.
This in-depth engine, which affects the fundamentals of the operating system, is required, according to the publisher, because it will be very good at filtering programs and applications that try to access Call of Duty games. So if we want Warzone (and Vanguard) in the future, we have to accept that such analytics software at the kernel level will scan our hardware.
The driver will work at the kernel level with Ricochet to investigate unusual activities of the games, such as those produced by programs that specialize in scams that also modify Call of Duty files. Activision promises not to misuse this in-depth program, which means it will only take effect when you start Call of Duty: Warzone on PC, if we stop it, it won’t work from then on.
So this would be a particularly robust anti-fraud system, however, Activision still expects players to report cheaters trying to spoil the experience, and also highly recommends introducing two-step authentication. Incidentally, Ricochet is also powered by machine learning technology that helps analyze and identify fraud trends using artificial intelligence and databases.
Ricochet and its associated kernel engine will arrive in Call of Duty: Warzone with the Pacific update later this year. Call of Duty: Vanguard will be integrated by the time the game is released on November 5, more specifically, Ricoche will be a part of it, but the kernel-wide software will only come in the new WWII episode later.
You can read a preview of Call of Duty: Vanguard multiples here.
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