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Lost Ark disqualified and punished Thaemine The First race cheaters

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File this one under "this is why we can't have nice things": Apparently, some Lost Ark players thought they'd faff around with cheating the...

Albion Online, under DDOS attack yet again, promises compensation and renewed defense

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Albion Online has been stuggling with DDOS attacks since last week, and though the studio had initially weathered the waves, it's ongoing again this...

Destiny 2 rips $12M out of yet another maker of cheating software in latest lawsuit win

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The legal team of Destiny 2 is once again marking a notch in the win column, as a 2021 lawsuit against the creator of...

Ubisoft swings the banhammer at nearly 19,000 accounts for using an unspecified ‘fraudulent exploit’

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We can all generally agree that using an exploit in an online multiplayer game is just asking for trouble at best and is the...

Destiny 2’s Bungie is awarded $4.3M in arbitration against aimbot maker

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It's a very good day for Bungie and a not-so-great day for AimJunkies, the maker of a popular Destiny 2 cheat software. Games Industry...
Forgot about this?

Final Fantasy XIV director expresses frustration and confusion as another world first clear is won via addon use

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It would appear that Final Fantasy XIV producer and director Naoki Yoshida has McFreaking had it with addons being used in order for raid...
Popcorn appropriately.

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...
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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...

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