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Warzone PC kernel-level driver live as part of the Ricochet anti-cheat system

The kernel-level driver for Warzone players on PC has been released as part of the larger Ricochet anti-cheat system. Here's how you can check if it's on your PC.
Warzone PC kernel-level driver live as part of the Ricochet anti-cheat system

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.

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.

Warzone anti-cheat ricochet kernel-level driver how to check active PC
Ricochet is an anti-cheat system for Call of Duty. (Picture: Activision)

The steps on how to check for the kernel-level anti-cheat driver for Warzone comes from New York Subliners content creator Mavriq.

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.
Warzone anti-cheat ricochet kernel-level driver how to check active PC
Checking for the kernel-level anti-cheat driver. (Picture: Mavriq)

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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Featured image courtesy of Activision.