Activision claims Call of Duty's new anti-cheat system won't look at your files

Activision claims Call of Duty's new anti-cheat system won't look at your files

Call of Duty's comprehensive new anti-cheat system includes a potential olive branch for security-conscious players: It can't access your PC's private files—or so publisher Activision claims. Announced Wednesday via the Call of Duty blog, the developers' new suite of cheat-deterrent tools (called the Ricochet Anti-Cheat initiative) includes a kernel-level driver for PC that the publisher is claiming will only run when a Call of Duty game is active, as well as a host of server-side tools that the Call of Duty security team will use to monitor player behavior and respond accordingly. The Ricochet system will be required to play Call of Duty: Warzone and the upcoming WWII-based Call of Duty: Vanguard once the software is implemented in each game. Assuming the publisher's claims are true, the kernel driver—slated to …
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