'Call of Duty' developer announces kernel-level cheat countermeasures 'Ricochet anti-cheat'

On October 13, 2021, Activision, a major game company known for its popular FPS series ' Call of Duty, ' announced a new anti-cheat system, 'Ricochet anti-cheat.' This cheat protection, which runs at the kernel level, will be introduced in Call of Duty: Warzone during 2021 and will be applied to Call of Duty: Vanguard, which will be released in November 2021 at a later date. ..

Announcing Ricochet: A New Anti-Cheat Initiative for Call of Duty

Call of Duty's new anti-cheat system includes a kernel-level driver to catch PC cheaters --The Verge

'Call of Duty: Warzone', which started its service in March 2020, is a popular battle royale game with a cumulative total of over 100 million players in April 2021, about a year after its start. However, Activision has been worried about cheat countermeasures, such as the rampant cheat tool 'Silent Aim ' that can defeat enemies even if it shoots the ground. In addition, the beta test of Call of Duty: Vanguard, which has not yet been officially released, reportedly caused cheats to be a problem.

Cheetah immediately sneaks in 'Call of Duty: Vanguard' before release, developer is developing anti-cheat system --GIGAZINE

To combat these cheats, Activision has announced a new anti-cheat system, the Ricochet anti-cheat. This cheat countermeasure system for PC is operated by a combination of a kernel level driver, a machine learning algorithm that examines the behavior of the player, and an 'expert team' that detects cheetahs.

Activision said of tools that work at the kernel level: 'Drivers are not always on. The software turns on when you start the game and shuts down when you close the game. Also, kernel-level drivers are the game. We will only monitor and report on activities related to ”, explaining that the impact on privacy is minimal.

'Ricochet anti-cheat' will be released at the same time as the Pacific update of 'Call of Duty: Warzone' scheduled to be delivered in 2021, and 'Ricochet anti-cheat' has not been introduced after the update. And you will not be able to play the game. It will also be applied to the Call of Duty: Vanguard, which will be launched on November 5th, at a later date.

Activision said of future efforts, 'We believe that it is our mission for the response team to fight the sophisticated cheating of cheats and pursue fair play with insatiable obsession, so we take the time to do so. We are determined to evolve the Ricochet anti-cheat system and fight everything that aims to ruin the game, and we will work devotedly for the community. '

Activision also told players, 'Cheating is not resolved by a single countermeasure or policy. Players are important to cheat because it is important to report suspicious behavior using in-game reporting tools. It is also a factor, 'he said, and continued to ask for cooperation such as reporting fraudulent activities.

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