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Call of Duty: Warzone and Vanguard with Ricochet anti-cheat

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Activision already announced work on a new security system a few months ago, which would shorten the life of cheaters on Call of Duty: Warzone servers and the upcoming Call of Duty: Vanguard. We finally got to know the details of new technology with the catchy name “Ricochet”.

Ricochet as a recipe for cheaters?

CoD’s biggest problem has long been common and less common scammers who frustrate honest players by spoiling their fun. In Call of Duty: Warzone, the problem was so acute that the creators themselves finally spoke, announcing a fight with cheaters:

Today, the official info about the new security has already appeared:

The RICOCHET Anti-Cheat Initiative is a multi-faceted approach to fighting fraud, featuring new server-side tools that monitor analytics to detect fraud, improved investigations to eliminate fraudsters, updates to strengthen account security, and much more. RICOCHET Anti-Cheat security features will be introduced with Call of Duty: Vanguard and later this year with the Pacific update coming to Call of Duty: Warzone.

Ricochet is a new kernel driver. This is to translate into faster cheater identification and better server security. The driver will only work on PC, but the developers reassure you – this will also translate into more comfortable gameplay on consoles (in duels between console and PC players).

The players have concerns

There have already been a lot of concerns on the web that the new security system will also hit fair players, which will result in other bothersome problems in the game or updates weighing several hundred GB. Others, in turn, believe that this type of security will be quickly broken anyway, and cheaters, as they were, will be.

There are also voices that the very name “Ricochet” obliges and the whole thing will certainly have a backlash on everyone – cheaters, players and the company.

Call of Duty: Vanguard will hit the market on November 5. This is the 18th instalment of one of the most popular FPS series. In this part, players will move to the fronts of World War II. The game offers a single-player campaign and a multiplayer mode (currently consisting of as many as 20 maps). The creators also added the so-called zombie mode, which is a kind of skill test before the actual game.

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Steam Deck 2 won’t arrive for a couple of years

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When asked about the possible arrival of a more powerful Steam Deck, Valve’s Pierre-Loup Griffais hinted that we won’t see a successor to the hybrid between PC and portable console for at least a couple of years. The decision depends both on the intention to maintain a fixed ecosystem in terms of optimization targets for developers, guaranteeing players that every Deck in circulation is able to run the same titles, and on hardware issues.

Valve, Griffais said, will work on increasing performance only when it is possible to significantly increase power without significant impacts on efficiency and autonomy. And it’s something that according to the developer won’t happen over the next two years. We will therefore have to wait until at least 2025 if not 2026 to see a Steam Deck 2 appear.

Changing performance levels is not something we take lightly and we only want to do it when a significant enough improvement can be achieved. We also don’t want increased performance to come at a significant cost to power efficiency and battery life. I don’t foresee such a leap being possible in the next couple of years, but we are still closely monitoring innovations in architecture and manufacturing processes to see where this goes. – Pierre-Loup Griffais, Valve

Despite Griffais’ words, improved versions of the current model cannot be ruled out which would undoubtedly benefit from greater autonomy or a screen with Variable Refresh Rate. Just think of the recent rumors about the new Valve hardware and also how it never refers to specific models, excluding only the increase in power.

Meanwhile, the Steam Deck is still capable of running the latest games but struggles with titles like Starfield, despite the optimizations of version 3.5 of the console’s operating system, unlike consoles like the Asus ROG Ally and the Ayaneo AIR 1S. It stays through most attractive in terms of price /quality ratio, being available for 419 euros in the version with 64 GB of storage, however expandable with solutions such as the WD Black SN770M SSD.

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Director of Star Wars Jedi Survivor Leaves EA, Why

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Director of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Jedi: Survivor, Stig Asmussen is reportedly leaving Electronic Arts ( EA ). Why?

According to reports, Asmussen is leaving EA to seek other challenges in his gaming industry career.

“With careful thought and consideration, Stig Asmussen has decided to leave Respawn to pursue other adventures, and we wish him the best,” an EA spokesperson said.

“Respawn’s veteran leaders will take a key role in guiding the team as they continue their work on Star Wars Jedi: Survivor,” EA continued.

Asmussen has been a director at Respawn Entertainment for 14 years. Previously, he worked at Sony Interactive Entertainment, where he primarily worked on the God of War series, including God of War III.

Currently, Asmussen has not yet determined his next destination.

The Star Wars: Jedi series has been a striking success story for EA, making it something of an exception to the company’s experience with the franchise as a whole. When EA first revealed Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order in 2018, the company had just faced major controversy over the implementation of loot boxes in Battlefront 2.

Despite being criticized for bugs, Fallen Order turned out to be a success for EA , and Survivor further strengthened the series.

Asmussen previously said that he wanted to make Star Wars: Jedi a trilogy, so his sudden departure is all the more surprising.

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The second story of Sea of ‚Äč‚ÄčThieves: The Legend of Monkey Island is now available

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The second part of the collaboration between Sea of ‚Äč‚ÄčThieves and Monkey Island will take us on a search for three lost symbols.

The last Xbox Game Showcase had several protagonists. Fable, Clockwork Revolution, and Towerbone were some of the titles that attracted the most attention, without forgetting Starfield. However, there was another exclusive Microsoft game that announced the news at the show that, in the meantime, was somewhat more covered up.

We talk about Sea of ‚Äč‚ÄčThieves and its new free expansion: The Legend of Monkey Island. A unique collaboration with the iconic license that allows us to live unique adventures. A series of new chapters that allow us to explore Melee Island and enjoy new game mechanics. Something that we already saw in the first chapter and that is repeated in the second that is now available.

Return to Melee Island and embark on a new adventure

Dubbed The Search for Guybrush, this new grand tale picks up where the previous one left off. In it, we have the mission to make Guybrush Threepwood see reason, for which we will have to find the three symbols with true pirate courage. This new chapter brings new mechanics and new areas available on Melee Island to explore.

Previously, we could only visit the city, while the rest of the island was covered by a mysterious fog that prevented passage and has now moved in some areas.

Sea of ‚Äč‚ÄčThieves is now available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC, in addition to being included in Xbox Game Pass.

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