Back in October 2021, Activision fully unveiled the Ricochet anti-cheat system for Call of Duty: Warzone. We all that the popular battle royale has been plagued by cheaters, and this continued with the release of Warzone Pacific Season 1.
While there are already server-side anti-cheat aspects of Ricochet active since the release of COD Vanguard, the full anti-cheat package didn't even make the launch of Warzone Pacific Season 1, which means cheaters are running around in Caldera.
The kernel-level driver, according to reports, is now active on PCs for those in North America following a small update for PC on Battle.net. The news broke at roughly 07:00 GMT on 15th December.
🚨Reports are coming in that the #Warzone RICOCHET Anti-Cheat is fully active in North America with the Kernel Level Driver! 🚨— CoD: Warzone & Vanguard Source (@BlackOpsLeaks) December 15, 2021
Ricochet is a "multi-faceted approach to combat cheating" which is supported "by a team of dedicated professionals focused on fighting unfair play."
That's the first layer of protection. The second one is the kernel-level driver for this anti-cheat system, running on your PC and is required to play Warzone.
How to check for Warzone kernel-level driver?
If you want to find out if the Warzone kernel-level driver (also possibly on Vanguard right now) is on your PC, running in the background, then you can do so with a few quick steps.
The steps on how to check for the kernel-level anti-cheat driver for Warzone comes from New York Subliners content creator Mavriq.
Here's proof that the Kernel Level Driver is now active on our PC's in North America after tonight's update.@MavriqGG can confirm that the atvi-brymhil kernel level driver was NOT there before tonight's #Warzone update. pic.twitter.com/tSHzzD09SH— ModernWarzone (@ModernWarzone) December 15, 2021
Check for the Ricochet anti-cheat kernel-level driver by:
- Opening Battle.net and updating Warzone.
- Open your PCs Command Prompt (press Windows Key then type "command prompt".
- Type in "driverquery" and press the Enter key.
- Scroll down to see if there is a driver called "atvi-brynhildr" active.
It remains to be seen when the kernel-level driver for Warzone will become available in other regions but it is expected to roll out very soon. This is a developing story
Hopefully, this will help make Caldera a cheater-free, sunny island, or at least mitigate the flood of cheaters.
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