Shortly after Activision announced the new Call of Duty anti-cheat, Ricochet, it came out that a build of the new software got leaked, and that cheat creators were already reverse-engineering it.
But Activision is fine with that, because the company expected this to happen. Prior to Ricochet’s announcement, the developer actually rolled out a test version to a limited number of users. The goal of these limited releases is to test compatibility and system stability. This is particularly important for a kernel-level anti-cheat, considering its elevated access to operating system functions.
That’s according to Vice, which cited two anonymous sources familiar with Activision’s plans. In fact, the developer expected the build to leak, and for the more advanced cheat creators to “bypass the first version.”