Crossout hits 3M players, bans almost 1K of them for cheating

    
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Things are cruising along rather well for the post-apocalyptic death car MMO Crossout, as the team reported late last week that the game had attracted over three million players to its particular brand of mechanized mayhem during the current open beta.

This sort of success doesn’t come without a hiccup or two. Some bad seeds were caught using banned third-party mods to cheat, resulting in 922 accounts getting slapped with a lifetime ban.

“We warned about strict measures which will be applied to players using cheats in the game,” the team posted. “Thanks to the care and support of honest players reporting suspicious cases, our algorithm for recognizing modifications, based on the methods of machine learning, allowed us to identify players who used banned modifications. Each suspicious player was checked by our employees after detection by the program.”

Crossout’s most recent beta patch added customization kits to change weapon appearance, co-drivers to cars, more chat settings, and a few tweaks to seasons and raids.

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Castagere Shaikura

F2P open world pvp game.Yeah this will be something that happens alot in this game. The only good f2p mmo’s should not be focused on pvp or not have it at all. The player base in this game are already aholes too.

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GoJammit

It’s neither open world or an mmo. It is a lobby shooter.

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Nascent Visions

Am I correct in concluding based on the game’s website that this game is almost entirely PvP? A shame if so, the concept is appealing but no one seems to want to make PvE-centric games anymore, just MOBAs and “open world”-ish gankboxes.

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GoJammit

It is both. But there is only so much pve you can do with out fuel, and to get fuel you have to pvp except for the daily allotment you get. There is also the market, but you need to play to get the stuff to sell on the market.

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Sunken Visions

There are way more than 922 cheaters, and absolutely none of them care about getting banned because the game is F2P.

I wonder if people will ever realize just how terrible F2P is for the gaming community.

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Slaasher

I agree with you mostly except that its gone way beyond just FTP. Its just too easy for people to cheat now (apparently). They’re doing it in the “pay for” games as well.

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rafael12104

Always get a little bit nervous when devs start describing algorithms as part of a ban of cheaters. Innocents get caught in that web in my experience. Let’s hope they only got cheaters.

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Veldan

Well, they’re saying “Each suspicious player was checked by our employees after detection by the program”, so it’s only the detection that’s automated, not the actual banning