December is turning out to be quite a busy month for Call of Duty: Warzone players, with a substantial update on its way along with a new map to enjoy fighting each other in. However, that is not all that is coming to the battle royale. Earlier in October, Activision unveiled the Ricochet Anti-Cheat system, and now, we have a clearer idea of when this will be fully rolled out in Call of Duty: Warzone.
In a new blog post, Activision shared that the system has already been making its mark with server-side updates and other backend elements. Following the launch of Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific, the internally developed PC kernel-level driver will be activated, starting with the Asia Pacific region.
This staggered launch is meant for the team to “monitor stability, collect feedback, and make any required updates before expanding the rollout. Additionally, information about cheating behavior provided by the kernel-level driver will help enforce security for all players around the world.”
The hope is the Ricochet Anti-Cheat system will help curb the rampant hacking and cheating in Call of Duty: Warzone, although recent evidence has suggested that the hackers always find a way. You can check out the FAQ from Activision below:
Q- Where does the rollout plan begin?
Initial rollout will begin first within the Asia-Pacific region before expanding worldwide.
Q- I am not located in the Asia-Pacific region. When does the rollout expand to my region?
#Team Ricochet will provide updates, including when the PC kernel-level driver rollout expands, across our franchise and studio social channels.
Q- When Warzone Pacific launches, what will I see?
When you boot up Warzone Pacific, you’ll see the RICOCHET Anti-Cheat logo as part of the game’s loading screen. The kernel-driver installation process is automatic. Once available, when Warzone Pacific launches, the driver will launch with the game. When you exit the game, the driver will shut down.
Q- What can I expect from RICOCHET Anti-Cheat?
RICOCHET Anti-Cheat is an evolving initiative that will grow stronger as its systems learn more about cheating behavior. #TeamRICOCHET is committed to continuously monitoring and updating our security measures to fight unfair play. Every update we make forces cheaters to change their tactics, which provides us with more information to identify and expel them from the community. You can help the team by reporting cheaters as they happen:
#TeamRICOCHET is focused on continuous anti-cheat security updates. We will provide updates on our mainline and studio social channels as well as the Call of Duty blog when possible.