Call of Duty Ricochet Anti-Cheat Announced

As promised (threatened?), Activision announces Ricochet, a "robust" new anti-cheat initiative for the Call of Duty series. This will include a kernel-level driver which will come to Warzone in a Pacific Update later this year and to Call of Duty: Vanguard on launch. A kernel-level driver is going to be a privacy red flag for many, so this is addressed: "In its initial rollout on Call of Duty: Warzone, the kernel-level driver will only operate when you play on PC. The driver is not always-on. The software turns on when you start Call of Duty: Warzone and shuts down when you close the game. Plus, the kernel-level driver only monitors and reports activity related to Call of Duty." This trailer accompanies the news, calling Ricochet "a multi-faceted approach in Vanguard and Warzone to combat cheating, featuring new server-side tools, enhanced investigation processes, updates to strengthen account security, and more." Here's word:
The RICOCHET Anti-Cheat initiative is a multi-faceted approach to combat cheating, featuring new server-side tools which monitor analytics to identify cheating, enhanced investigation processes to stamp out cheaters, updates to strengthen account security, and more. RICOCHET Anti-Cheat’s backend anti-cheat security features will launch alongside Call of Duty®: Vanguard, and later this year with the Pacific update coming to Call of Duty: Warzone.

In addition to server enhancements coming with RICOCHET Anti-Cheat is the launch of a new PC kernel-level driver, developed internally for the Call of Duty franchise, and launching first for Call of Duty: Warzone. This driver will assist in the identification of cheaters, reinforcing and strengthening the overall server security. The kernel-level driver launches alongside the Pacific update for Warzone later this year.