Activision says ‘Call Of Duty’ anti-cheat is “all good” despite alleged leak

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Activision’s statement indicates the “leak” was controlled

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Activision has revealed that Ricochet Anti-Cheat – which will be implemented warzone And Call of Duty: Vanguard — “All is well” despite allegedly being leaked this week.

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Amid fears that Ricochet would be reverse-engineered by fraudsters after it leaked a day after the announcement, Activision released a statement revealing that the company is not worried.

In an update posted via the official Duty Twitter Account On Friday (October 15), Activision said it is “testing the hell out” of Ricochet before allowing the anti-cheat upgrade to go live.


As part of this “controlled live trial”, Activision said it provides “a pre-release version of the driver for select third parties”. This was probably done to see if selected parties could successfully crack Ricochet, so that Activision could identify vulnerabilities and patch them before actually releasing anti-cheat software.

Wrapping up the statement, Activision reiterated that Ricochet is “all good” and that the community’s reaction “has been wild this week”.

Ricochet was touted as having a “multidimensional approach to combating fraud”. warzone And vanguardon 13 October. New efforts to tackle the “sophisticated and emerging problem” of hacking Duty will include kernel-level anti-cheat software such as the one used give importance to, as well as “new server-side tools” and “advanced testing procedures”.

Ricochet – which will also harness “evolving uses of machine learning” to deter fraudsters – will be the first to launch warzone before joining Call of Duty: Vanguard on a later date.


In other news, Epic Games has stated that it is open to “games that support the cryptocurrency of blockchain-based assets”. The statement is in direct response to Steam’s updated guidelines, which ban games that “issue or allow the exchange of cryptocurrency or NFTs”.

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