When it comes to multiplayer shooters, issues like hitbox detection and size are always hot button topics for the community. But what if you could change everyone else’s hitboxes to make them so big that you couldn’t miss?
A relatively simple hack for PlanetSide 2 that allowed cheaters to greatly enlarge enemies’ hitboxes was called out rather publicly this past week. In his exposé video, the author notes how modifying a simple text file could result in a large, full-body hitbox, allowing griefers to rack up easy kills on other players. Apparently this security flaw had been available and exploited for a while.
Daybreak responded to the situation yesterday by announcing a hotfix: “We have finished preparing an initial fix that’s going out momentarily. We’re in the process of wrapping up a more robust fix that should be ready to go out later this evening or tomorrow. We expect the fix that goes out later to completely nip this in the bud. To be clear, we don’t take this lightly. We all know how hacking can not only ruin someone’s session, but can destroy a game. If you see shit like this happening, please let us know.”