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Call Of Duty: Warzone's shiny new anti-cheat might have leaked already

With a name like Ricochet, I wouldn't be surprised if it bounced all over

This week, Activision revealed Ricochet, their new kernel-level anti-cheat that will be used for Call Of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone. They've been in a constant battle with cheaters for ages now, so it's nice to see them stepping up their anti-cheat game. Unfortunately, Ricochet might have already leaked, and it's claimed cheat-makers are currently working on reverse-engineering it.

Yesterday, a Twitter account named "Anti-Cheat Police Department" claimed Ricochet had been leaked, attaching an image of a forum post that shows alleged techy details about the anti-cheat.

In the thread, some folks speculate that this is a fake leak designed to trick cheat-makers into working on the wrong thing, or potentially test the software against schemers. Do bear in mind this is just a reported leak though, so take all of this with a pinch of salt.

I've reached out to Activision to try to find out more, and will update this post if I receive a response.

In case you missed it, Ricochet is a system which Activision call a "multi-faceted approach to combat cheating, featuring new server-side tools which monitor analytics to identify cheating, enhanced investigation processes to stamp out cheaters, updates to strengthen account security, and more." You can find out more about it over on their FAQ.

As ever, it's worth remembering that Activision Blizzard are still in the middle of a number of legal battles after an investigation brought to light allegations of sexual harrassment and discrimination at the company. Most recently, a union objected to a proposed settlement for one of these lawsuits, claiming it has "a number of serious deficiencies".

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Imogen is a lore enthusiast and lover of all the fun shenanigans game communities get up to. She spends too much time playing Overwatch, and not enough time having interests that aren't to do with video games.

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