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[HOT] : Report: New COD Anti-Cheat Leaked Shortly After Disclosure



[HOT] : Report: New COD Anti-Cheat Leaked Shortly After Disclosure


Just days after Activision revealed its new Call of Duty anti-cheat strategy, it looks like some of that tech has leaked.

That’s according to Modern Warzone, which reports that a pilot for the franchise’s new Ricochet system circulated on private cheat forums before coming to more public platforms. The software that is doing the trick is apparently legitimate and is in fact a few weeks old.

This could be bad news for the military sniper franchise, as it means cheaters could have a head start in getting around these measures.

There is also a theory that this was a “controlled” leak to confuse scammers, forcing them to try to overcome obstacles or exploit weak spots that don’t actually exist.

The new kernel-level Ricochet anti-cheat was announced earlier this week.

PCGamesInsider.biz has contacted Activision for comment.

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the gaming business. He started at UK business newspaper MCV in 2013 and stepped down as associate editor more than three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as editor-in-chief of the new PCGamesInsider.biz site. In October 2019, he left this full-time position in the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer / Guardian and Esquire UK.