Warzone Ricochet Anti-Cheat Delayed on PC in NA

by in League of Legends | Dec, 8th 2021

Warzone’s Ricochet Anti-Cheat is supposed to make the game playable on PC, but sadly, it’s delayed in NA. If you’re in the Asia-Pacific region, they’re getting it first, and we’ll receive it in the Worldwide Release. That is not the best idea, but it’s what we’re going to have to deal with. Ricochet is something Warzone fans are for the most part looking forward to, but fact that it’s delayed on PC has to be upsetting. It’s supposed to combat hackers and will be a kernel-level anti-cheat system. What do we know about this system? Is there a release date in mind?

Warzone Ricochet Is Coming Soon – Hopefully

We were sincerely hoping that Ricochet would launch with Warzone’s major update on PC, but it is sadly delayed. Players worldwide are hoping that this slows down or stops hackers in Warzone. Realistically, there will still always be cheaters, somehow. Valorant’s kernel-level anti-cheat hasn’t completely stopped cheaters, but there are certainly fewer than there are in Warzone. The hope is that with Warzone Pacific’s Season 1, we’d have Ricochet ready to go. That way, everything would be fair – or at least, as fair as possible.

A recent blog post from the devs talked about this decision:

“This strategic launch approach allows us to monitor stability, collect feedback, and make any required updates before expanding the rollout. Additionally, information about cheating behavior provided by the kernel-level driver will help enforce security for all players around the world.”

At least, that makes sense. The idea is that this anti-cheat is supposed to learn. Technically, the Warzone Pacific Ricochet is already in existence for PC – but it’s delayed everywhere but the Asia-Pacific region. Us NA players are just going to have to wait. If you keep up with the #TeamRICOCHET hashtag on Twitter, you can keep up with the news of when the anti-cheat is coming for you.

When it goes live, you’ll have to download the program to access Warzone. It’s also important to note that Ricochet only runs when Warzone is running. Some people think kernel-level access will ruin things, but the anti-cheat will turn off when the game does. While there’s not a whole lot of hope that the game will be free of cheaters, there is still a ton of hope for Ricochet, in that it will make Warzone far more enjoyable to play. We’ll keep you up to date as news of Ricochet’s launch in NA comes to light.


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