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Call of Duty: Warzone's new Ricochet anti-cheat seems to be doing the job, for now

Published: 12:14, 16 December 2021
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Players report that they are encountering less cheaters since the Ricochet anti-cheat update was added to Call of Duty Warzone. 

A while ago, Activision announced a brand new, kernel-level anti-cheat system for Call of Duty Warzone called Ricochet. With Ricochet, Activision promised to get rid of cheaters and hackers once and for all and earlier this week, the Ricochet system has finally been added to the game.

Soon after the addition of Ricochet, hackers have started to complain on the cheating forums that Ricochet has banned them on a hardware level, meaning that they cannot play the game on the banned PC anymore. 

Ricochet also bans cheaters' IP addresses and accounts, as expected. So basically, once a cheater is banned by Ricochet, the only way they can play Warzone is on a completely different PC and with a different account and IP address. 

Of course,  there are still cheaters in Call of Duty Warzone and it will probably take some time before the cheating issue is purged from the game forever but this does seem like a good start for Call of Duty Warzone.

It's almost certain that Hackers and cheaters will always find a way to exploit the anti-cheat as they've done throughout the years but hopefully, Raven Software will keep expanding and improving Ricochet over the coming years, to at least minimise the cheating in Warzone. 

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