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[REVIEW] : Warzone Ricochet anti-cheat has gone live and cheaters are being banned en masse

[REVIEW] : Warzone Ricochet anti-cheat has gone live and cheaters are being banned en masse

The long awaited anti-cheat ricochet went to live in Call of Duty Warzone around the world and sweeps over the population of cheaters. Looking online both on social media and forums, players are being banned en masse.

For those who don’t know, Ricochet Anti-cheat is kernel-level software that was released in all versions of Call of Duty Warzone and Vanguard. Whose purpose is to crack down on the cheating problem that has plagued the series for some time now.

While there have been existing tools used to deal with cheaters in Call of Duty titles, they’ve frankly been lackluster in the face of those cheaters’ efforts. That being said, Ricochet seems off to a good start, mass eliminating accounts using illicit software.

While this is obviously great to see, and cheaters getting cheered on are cause for applause, it’s worth mentioning that this doesn’t mean the cheating problem is definitely over. Already, videos are circulating of people bypassing Ricochet, and a quick look at the cheat forums where this software is distributed will show many vendors claiming they are working around it right now.

Looking at the official Call of Duty blog on the subject, they make it clear that the introduction of Ricochet is just the beginning and the team behind the anticheat will continue to monitor the situation.

As it stands, the cat-and-mouse game between cheaters and Call of Duty developers will continue, but it’s certainly a blow to many who use shady software for an unfair advantage.

Activision Blizzard, the publisher of Call of Duty: Warzone, is currently in the midst of a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the state of California. Due to the problems discovered in the company, unionization efforts were attempted by the staff. The latest update being an email from an executive discouraging such efforts.


As announced by Raven Software Rebirth Island returns to Call of Duty: Warzone. But what time does the Resurgence card come back?

As promised by Raven Software, Rebirth Island returns to Call of Duty: Warzone. The map had been removed from the game for a week when Caldera, Warzone’s new Pacific map, launched.

The developers, however, did not not yet announced Rebirth Island release time for its return to Warzone on December 16, 2021. According to the dev team’s Trello the playlist will be updated to 19h (French time).

What time does Rebirth Island return to Warzone?

Raven Software has yet to announce the release time for Rebirth Island for his return to Warzone. The map will return when the December 16 Playlist has been updated. This update should be deployed at 7 p.m. (French time) according to the Trello of the development team. This will mark the return of the Resurgence mode map after a week-long absence.

Rebirth Island had been removed from Warzone after the release of the Pacific update which introduced Caldera. It will therefore be possible to play on Caldera but also on Rebirth Island after the update. Even though the developers had hinted that Verdansk might also make a return to Warzone one day, no announcement has been made about that.

The team behind Ricochet, Warzone’s anti-cheat system, also announced that the Kernel driver has been added to the Battle Royale. This addition will further reduce the presence of cheaters in the game.

Warzone: he sets an improbable trap thanks to… spray paint!


Call of Duty: Warzone is currently undergoing a major change: the arrival of the Caldera map, from the huge Pacific update, to the detriment of… Verdansk. Yes, the iconic battle royale map is now a thing of the past and it was only recently living its last hours, before being replaced by the exotic terrain inspired by COD Vanguard.

It was enough for some players to experience a bit of everything and anything: after all, becoming one of the last number 1s is something to be earned. So much so that a player supported himself witha real trickery to try to achieve his goal: the use of the spray to set a trap for an opposing team. The bigger it is, the more it’s acceptable.


A player named YummyBunny is reporting the story on Reddit. While redeploying to Verdansk, he was able to meet of a message that is, to say the least, explicit, inscribed on the roof of the air traffic control tower: “S*X”, proudly displayed using the paint spray, and more specifically the red heart-shaped pattern.

Intrigued, YummyBunny claims to have immediately gone there to take a look, while he was in the middle of a parachute drop. The Internet user was nevertheless greeted with bursts of fire, eliminating him on the spot… as well as his entire team. “Guys please don’t be fooled. My whole squad died because of it”, he says on the forum. A topic quickly became popular, receiving several thousand upvotes.

Warzone Pacific: RICOCHET is not far from home!

The RICOCHET anti-cheat system should not take too long to reach our region, and that’s good. TeamRICOCHET has given updates on their software, and they say their global rollout in Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific is coming soon.

After a first deployment of RICOCHET in the Asia-Pacific region for the Battle Royale Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific, the new anti-cheat system is about to reach all players around the world. If the developers had decided to deploy it initially in this region, it was mainly in order to know what was going and what was not, in order to be able to correct the situation.

RICOCHET: Warzone’s anti-cheat system coming soon worldwide

Since then, this December 15 has been marked by a new Warzone update, with, among other things, new announcements highly anticipated for this anti-cheat system.

According to the latest information published on social networks, and in particular on Twitter, RICOCHET should therefore soon be available worldwide. According to the tweet, “Global release of the RICOCHET Anti-Cheat kernel-level driver on PC is the next step.”

However, at the time of writing, no date has been announced, but it would be soon.

As a reminder, RICOCHET is an anti-cheat system that will be directly implemented in the PC core. This way, as soon as the players throw Call of Duty Vanguard Where Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific, the software will be able to identify any cheat software. In addition, the developers want in this way to prevent cheaters from harming the game, but also to deter account resellers.