The free multiplayer beta of Halo Infinite It was released on PC and Xbox on November 15 prior to the final release on December 8. Since then, problem with cheats it has been increasing. There are computer players who use third-party programs to see through walls (wallhack) and / or to automatically target (autoaim). The situation has led some console users to ask for an option to disable cross-PC play. The problem, according to 343 Industries, “never completely disappear”.
John Junyszek, community manager of the studio responsible for the saga since Halo 4, took to Twitter in the early morning of November 30 to talk about cheaters. “Unfortunately, the cheating is a natural part of maintaining a game free to play for PC, and it’s something we anticipate [antes del estreno]”says the 343 Industries spokesperson.
Let’s talk about cheating!
Unfortunately, cheating is a natural part of supporting a F2P PC game and it’s one we anticipated. It’ll never go away entirely, but we’re prepared and committed to releasing consistent improvements to our games systems and taking action on bad actors. John Junyszek (@Unyshek) November 30, 2021
“Never completely disappear, but we are prepared and committed to launch constant improvements for our game systems and to take actions against those who act badly “, continues Junyszek, who clarifies that these improvements do not refer only to anti-cheat software,” but also to the rest of the game. “He explains:” It is written in this way because we do not take a ‘unique feature’ approach, but rather a whole game approach to fighting cheating“.
Jumping in to clarify that the wording of “improvements to game’s systems” includes not only our anti-cheat, but the rest of the game as well. It’s worded this way because we don’t take a “single feature” approach, but a game-wide approach to anti-cheat. John Junyszek (@Unyshek) November 30, 2021
Jynyszek hints that in the future there will be a in-game method to warn that a player is or may be using cheats. For now, remember that the only way to do this right now is by sending a notice through Halo Waypoint. Remember that “including video evidence makes things a lot easier for the security team of Halo“.
Please report bad actors on the @HaloSupport site using https://t.co/a1jKs2cKpV. We know having a “Report Player” feature in-game is desired, but please use this method to file reports for now. Also, including video evidence makes things much easier on the Halo Safety team 👍 John Junyszek (@Unyshek) November 30, 2021
The crossplay and the traps
Cheater problems have affected almost all online PC games, especially free ones. However the The debate has intensified with the introduction of cross-play between computers and consoles, something positive in allowing friends to play together regardless of the platform, but which has led to users of Xbox, PlayStation or Switch to encounter more cheats (although there are also cheat methods on consoles).
One of the titles that has starred in the debate has been Call of Duty: Warzone, the battle royale Activision free. With the release of its new map on December 8, a renewed anti-trapping system for PCs that requires access to the operating system kernel, a measure that also took Valuing from Riot Games since its release, but it was highly discussed among the gaming community.