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Blizzard shuts down a major Overwatch 2 cheat software provider

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You have to be a special, artisanal, distinct kind of lamesauce to buy software to cheat in a shooter game, but that is regrettably...

Ultima Online dev reminisces on chasing cheaters and combusting castles

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If you're a longtime Ultima Online player, you surely know the name Tim "Draconi" Cotten, even if only from seeing his name on holiday...
eyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Tower of Fantasy has expelled over 10,000 accounts worldwide for cheating so far

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This past week was an extremely busy one for the Tower of Fantasy team, specifically the Hykros Central Control Room, which is a fancy...

300K players got hit by Lost Ark’s promised ‘massive’ ban wave

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Players of Lost Ark can't say that they weren't warned: Last week, Amazon Games announced that a "massive" ban wave was coming, and sure...
We built a very good house or something.

Bless Unleashed PC says it’s cracking down on cheaters and RMT

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Bless Unleashed's PC updates just keep coming - both the content kind and the administrative kind. First, Round8 has addressed the "large amount of reports...

GDC 2021: Navigating player behaviors and cheating in online video games

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GDC 2021 has now offered several panels on player behavior and cheating that are aimed at devs but still provide some good information for...
I hate this.

Valorant has so far found and banned over 8,000 cheaters, causing sweet cheater tears to flow

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As contentious as Valorant's Vanguard anti-cheat process has been, it appears to be yielding some results. According to a tweet from anti-cheat pipeline designer...

Riot developer confirms Valorant has an anti-cheat process running in the background

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Many folks feel extremely strongly about multiplayer games that have anti-cheat processes that run when the game boots up, so we feel it fair...

Lawful Neutral: Cheating, copyright law, and the WoW Glider lawsuit

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I have fond memories of using the Game Genie on my NES. To my seven-year-old self, it was a godsend. So many Nintendo games...

A teenage CS:GO player has developed an AI that has successfully found 14,000 cheaters

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While cheaters may never prosper, they also have a tendency to proliferate if not kept in check (and even sometimes when companies do try...

Dota 2 issues decades-long bans against bad actors and account violators

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As I understand it, most MOBAs are unfriendly places, especially the larger ones like Dota 2. In an announcement made by Valve in a...
We don't mean anything bad!

A 16-year-old kid took Fortnite’s World Cup this weekend, pocketing $3M

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You know video games have arrived when esports is being covered on the front page of CNN, right? Such was the case last night,...

Cheating cheaters and the online video game companies that fight them

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I'm so tired of cheaters in video games. Well, I mean, also cheaters at life, but we're on a video game website, so today,...

Cheaters who were banned from a $30M Fortnite tournament win their way back in

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How does one who was banned for cheating in a Fortnite esports event make their way back into that same tournament? By having a...

Fortnite disqualifies pro player from $30M tourney over collusion scandal

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Ya know, there three really good ways to ensure you're never going to win the $30M Fortnite World Cup. One is to not play....

Gamigo isn’t penalizing ArcheAge cheaters who exploited Erenor infusions

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Fans of drama are surely breathing a sigh of relief knowing that Gamigo isn't going to drop the ball that Trion handed off -...

EVE Online cheater accidentally exposes himself in a hilarious way

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We can probably all agree that cheating in an MMO is just not OK, but it can often be difficult for developers to positively...

Rockstar Games levels lawsuit against Australian Grand Theft Auto V cheat creators

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It's certainly not uncommon these days to hear of game studios taking action against the authors of hacks and cheats for their games, but...
Oh no, evidence!

Taiwan has been banned from the Hearthstone Global Games due to cheating

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Let's talk about stream sniping, shall we? As much as everyone would like for Hearthstone matches to be perfectly simultaneous around the world, it...

PUBG has banned 13M cheaters since 2017, rolls out new anti-cheat systems

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You know what I'm really, really tired of? Freakin' cheaters. They aren't just cheating at the game itself; they are robbing all of us...

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