Items tagged with anti-cheat

Id software recently announced that it was adding anti-cheat software to its popular game Doom Eternal. What id Software chose to go with to protect BATTLEMODE multiplayer gamers from cheaters was Denuvo, which requires kernel-level access to the host computer. Id Software has now promised to remove the anti-cheat technology from the game in its next PC update. Denuvo was included in Update 1 that launched last Thursday. Executive Producer Marty Stratton has posted a community update on reddit that says since the update went live, the Doom Eternal team has been looking into reports of instability and performance degradation for some users. Stratton also noted that the team had seen the concerns... Read more...
Doom Eternal has been an incredibly popular game since it launched earlier this year, but something new was added to help stop cheaters in multiplayer mode on the PC. An update added Denuvo Anti-Cheat software on May 14, and some players are outraged. Denuvo parent company Irdeto wrote in a blog post that the anti-cheat software was meant to keep the BATTLEMODE multiplayer portion of the game on PC safe from cheaters. What's bothering many gamers about the anti-cheat solution is that it requires kernel-level access to the computer. Irdeto notes in the blog post that its solution "doesn't have annoying tray icons or splash screens, and this invisibility could raise some eyebrows." The company... Read more...
Valorant was announced early last month as the latest first-person shooter game from Riot Games. There has been a lot of excitement surrounding the all-new game IP, but one thing that has drawn a lot of scrutiny is the Vanguard anti-cheat system that is tied to the game. Anti-cheat software is very common in the gaming industry, and is deployed because humans are always on the lookout for gaining a competitive edge on their opponents. And for some, they don't think twice about cheating, which in turn is bad news for those that play within the "rules" of a given game. Riot Games Goes Nuclear With Vanguard With Vanguard, Riot Games is perhaps taking things to the next level with... Read more...
It's inevitable that popular online games seem to bring out the worst in people. Gamers must endure foul-mouthed tweens/teenagers that lob annoying insults and throngs of loathsome players that look to quickly rise through the ranks using as many tricks and cheats as possible. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is no different, and it has its fair share of cheaters that ruin the experience for everyone else. Given its immense popularity, the sheer number of cheaters is staggering. According to BattlEye, which is a software program that takes aim at cheater, over 1 million players were banned in the month of January alone: We have banned over 1,044,000 PUBG cheaters in January alone, unfortunately... Read more...