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Call of Duty unveiled Ricochet, its reply to the rampant dishonest situation in its Warzone battle royale game, again in October of final 12 months. Two updates went up following the announcement earlier than official deployment, one in November and a second in December. Ricochet’s core is kernel-level software program, with entry to a PC’s central features, as long as the game is working.
While the Ricochet group made no guarantees concerning the platform’s effectiveness, these kinds of invasive measures promise a fast removing of the dishonest downside. Riot Games’ anti-cheat for Valorant, additionally kernel-level, appears to be extremely efficient, in line with the builders. The expectation was the identical right here.
Unfortunately, Ricochet doesn’t appear to carry as much as the identical requirements set by Riot’s effort. In the newest Ricochet standing update, the Call of Duty group famous that whereas “cheating within Warzone [was at] all-time low during the holiday break,” the builders are seeing a rise in profitable cheaters. They go on to say that the “recent rise in cheating is not at the level it was during Verdansk, according to our data,” however “any increase is frustrating.” Note that Riot’s launch of their anti-cheat and their reporting of all-time-low dishonest have been many months aside; Ricochet has solely been lively for a few months.
The group at Ricochet requested that gamers encountering cheaters proceed to report what they see and gave extra particulars about how the platform works. There have been no clear specs to keep away from cheat makers gaining a further benefit. The subsequent check for whether or not the Ricochet system can hold cheaters at bay or not are the follow-ups to Warzone and Modern Warfare.