Call Of Duty: Warzone’s Ricochet Drivers Leaked To Cheat Makers

In a rather bizarre and unexpected state of affairs, the core drivers of the new Ricochet anti-cheat system for Call of Duty: Warzone have already been leaked.

Taking to Twitter earlier today, both ModernWarzone and Anti-Cheat Police Department confirmed that the kernel-level drivers of Ricochet have landed on several cheat-related forums, following which cheat makers can now start reverse-engineering the anti-cheat system if they have not already.

Making the situation even worse is that people who have had access to the leaked Ricochet drivers are stating the anti-cheat to be not as robust as claimed by publisher Activision. The notion being that whatever protection the anti-cheat was supposed to provide can be broken into quite easily.

Activision was rumored to be working on a brand new anti-cheat system for its Call of Duty franchise, which became official when Ricochet was announced barely a couple of days ago as “a multi-faceted approach to combat cheating.”

Ricochet has been designed to run on PC at the kernel level, which basically means that the anti-cheat can keep track of any suspicious software running on an operating system. A kernel-level anti-cheat is supposed to be foolproof but if its drivers have indeed been leaked, cheat makers can understand how the anti-cheat works and hence find a way to bypass its security measures altogether.

Ricochet will launch alongside Call of Duty: Vanguard on November 5, 2021. The anti-cheat will then launch for Warzone with the Pacific update afterwards. It is entirely possible that the anti-cheat will then be extended to cover Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War once the initial roll-outs are done.

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