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Call of Duty Warzone & Vanguard will get a new anti-cheat system with a PC kernel-level driver

Activision has announced that Call of Duty Warzone and Call of Duty: Vanguard will get a new anti-cheat system, called RICOCHET. Additionally, Activision will launch a new PC kernel-level driver in order to fight back cheaters.

Now we know that a lot of you don’t like kernel-level anti-cheat solutions, which is why we’ve decided to share this news. I mean, we all saw what happened with Valorant’s kernel-based anti-cheat solution.

As Raven Software claimed, RICOCHET Anti-Cheat’s kernel-level driver operates only while playing Call of Duty: Warzone on PC. This driver will monitor the software and applications that interact with Call of Duty: Warzone. Additionally, the team claims that this anti-cheat will not be always-on.

Furthermore, RICOCHET will use machine learning (AI) in order to further improve its security. Not only that, but Raven suggests using the two-factor authentication method in order to protect your account.

“Another layer in the battle against cheaters is the evolving use of machine learning (ML). ML algorithms examine gameplay data from the server, helping to identify suspicious behavior trends, and add another layer of security as part of the overall RICOCHET Anti-Cheat initiative.”

It will be interesting to see how PC gamers will respond to this new anti-cheat system!

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email