Posts Tagged ‘cheating’

The Division Now Permabans Cheaters On First Offence

Civilization may have fallen in The Division [official site], New York ruled by might alone, but that’s no reason to be a dick about it. So Ubisoft have decided to crack down harder on cheaters. Previously, people who got caught using cheats would be suspended for fourteen days for their first offence. Now, Ubisoft are going straight to permabans. Get caught cheating once and you’re gone. A speedhack may help you push other players around, shaking them-upside down until XP and murdercoins rain from their shorts pockets, but it’s not much use against an admin with a banhammer.

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Rainbow Six Siege Permabans For First Offence Cheaters

Obviously you would never cheat, dear reader – this is a post about the dreadful OTHER people who do. Everyone from my terrible sister who I have to pat down EVERY TIME we play bee kerplunk to find out how many bees she has hidden in her pockets to those people who use x-ray vision tech to see through walls in shooters.

Ubisoft have announced that they WILL NOT STAND FOR IT: “Today we are introducing a permanent ban on first offense for cheating or hacking in Rainbow Six Siege.”

I’m not sure what their policy on bee kerplunk is. Perhaps a jail term?

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Rainbow Six Siege Cracks Down On Cheaters

Make my day.

For a game so tough on crime – eagerly blasting through the walls of a suburban home and charging in guns blazing – Rainbow Six Siege [official site] was relatively lenient on cheaters. If its automated detection spotted a cheater, for the first offense it’d slap them on the wrist with a three-day ban. “They’re good kids,” it’d say like a village bobby, a big smile across its ruddy digital face, “I’m sure they won’t do it again.”

Presumably one cheater returned to nick the cyberbobby’s bike and ditched it in the village pond, as the digirozzer has cracked right down. As of Patch 1.3, there’s zero tolerance for cheaters, and the virtuacop is far more vigilant too.

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Dote Night: BTS and joinDOTA On Fixing Match-Fixing

Arrow taking a tower, not yet aware of their disqualification

Part of a miscellany of serious thoughts, animal gifs, and anecdotage from the realm of MOBAs/hero brawlers/lane-pushers/ARTS/tactical wizard-em-ups. One day Pip might even tell you the story of how she bumped into Na’Vi’s Dendi at a dessert buffet cart.

Last week I went into detail about the match-fixing scandal which affected three teams from the South East Asia region. For this week’s Dote Night I’ve been in touch with David ‘GoDz’ Parker of Beyond The Summit (BTS) whose tournament was affected by one of the teams, and with Dennis ‘HolyMaster’ Schumacher, who’s responsible for the joinDOTA organisation’s tournaments. I wanted to talk to them about how eSports organisations handle match-fixing allegations as well as why doing so is important.

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Hearthstone Banwave Is Warning Shot To Botters

Given the tavern setting, surely

Beware, Hearthstone bot users. Well, beware-ish. Blizzard have followed up their forum post from August about botting being a violation of the Hearthstone terms of service and have banned several thousand Hearthstone accounts until 2015.

“As we’ve stated, fair play is at the core of the Hearthstone experience, and cheating and botting will not be tolerated,” said Blizzard via an official blog post by community manager, Christina ‘Zeriyah’ Sims. At the heart of the issue are third party programs which automate gameplay and let players earn gold, unlock card backs and so on.

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Cheat In Titanfall? Then You Will Only Play With Cheaters

I do so enjoy it when game developers get creative with their anti-cheat solutions. Related: I would not recommend that you try cheating in shiny new stomp-o-blaster Titanfall. On one truck-sized, pilot-snatching hand, you’ll still be able to play the game, but you’ll find yourself surrounded by some rather… unsavory company. Namely, fellow cheaters. Sounds like a recipe for infuriation, frustration, and humiliation if I’ve ever heard one. Or maybe just sentient aimbots.

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Valve Anti-Cheat software goes a bit GlaDOS?

Your entire gaming hobby has been a mathematical error. A mathematical error I'm about to correct.
UPDATIER: See this.

UPDATE: Some consideration of whether this is actually a VAC problem, or simply MW2 being a bit nob, can be found here.

We’re getting word that over the last week a slew of Modern Warfare 2 players have been banned from the game by Valve’s Anti-Cheat software, or HAL VAC for short. You know, the same software found in Team Fortress 2 and Left 4 Dead 2? The one that issues irrevocable bans that Valve will not remove or discuss “under any circumstances”? Well, a great deal of this freshly-banned crowd are claiming (screaming, really) that they’ve never cheated. Ever. Making this a bit of a sticky situation.
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