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Valve Declares War on Toxicity and Account Boosts in Dota 2

Bart Swiatek, today, 15:55

Valve Software intends to fight more actively against toxicity and account boosting in Dota 2. 14 thousand people have recently been banned for manipulating the MMR ranking. The game will also receive a system for reporting inappropriate behavior, modelled on CS:GO's Overwatch.

Among Us Devs Started Banning Cheaters

Bart Swiatek, 15 October 2020, 12:57

A screenshot published on Reddit indicates that the studio InnerSloth, the developers responsible for the megahit Among Us, have started to ban people using hacks.

Among Us Players Have to Deal With Impostors AND Cheaters

Jacob Blazewicz, 08 October 2020, 17:40

The unexpected success of Among Us two years after its launch translated into increased interest in the game from hackers. Internet users report more and more often cheating cases on public servers.

Nexus Mods Bans Projects Related to US Politics

Paul Wozniak, 02 October 2020, 22:04

Nexus Mods administrators have informed that from now on all mods related to the political situation in the United States will be banned.

20,000 Bans in CoD: Warzone Prior to Season 6 Launch

Milosz Szubert, 30 September 2020, 22:43

According to Vice, last Monday, Activision Blizzard banned about 20 thousand accounts of people playing Call of Duty: Warzone. This is supposed to be a result of the company tracking down a popular scam app. In addition, the title received another large update, weighing 57 GB on PC.

Coach Bug in CS:GO Continues to Haunt as New Bans Drop

Paul Wozniak, 28 September 2020, 18:36

Today, the ESIC committee informed of several other professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive trainers, who over the past few years have used the bug to observe the map. The full list of accused trainers is expected to appear at the end of October, as so far, only 20% of available match recordings have been checked.

Activision Blizzard Continues Its Battle Against Cheaters

Milosz Szubert, 15 September 2020, 15:10

Activision Blizzard's lawyers contacted the GatorCheats team, making cheats for, e.g. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone, and demanded that they cease their activities. This is another chapter in the company's fight against cheaters.

Cheater Islands in Fall Guys - A Cheater Battle Story

Adrian Werner, 15 September 2020, 11:13

The creators of Fall Guys revealed that for some time they secretly sent cheating players to cheater islands, where they had to spend time in the company of similar users, instead of poisoning the lives of the rest of the community.

CS:GO Scandal Continues; More Coach Bans Possible

Paul Wozniak, 11 September 2020, 16:05

The recent scandal caused by the use of an exploit by professional coaches of CS teams is not yet over. Yesterday there were reports that more people may be involved in the whole matter.

Cheater Scourge in Fall Guys; Devs Declare War

Bart Swiatek, 07 September 2020, 10:36

Developers at Mediatonic have announced that Fall Guys will see improvements in the anti-cheater system this week. The developers are also planning further steps to protect honest players from cheaters.

Bots Crack Down on Cheaters in Team Fortress 2

Paul Wozniak, 04 September 2020, 21:31

For some time now, Team Fortress 2 players have been battling cheaters with specially programmed bots.

CS:GO Judges Appreciated for Their Help in Detecting Fraud

Milosz Szubert, 04 September 2020, 20:14

Micha³ S³owinski and Steve Dudenhoeffer were appreciated for their work on detecting unfair practices of three professional CS:GO team coaches. They received $1,500 reward from the organizers of the Flashpoint tournament series. In addition, GoFundMe is currently collecting money for them.

CS:GO Scandal; Bans for Coaches Using an Exploit

Karol Laska , 01 September 2020, 19:21

Three CS:GO coaches have committed fraud by using a bug in the game to view the position of opponents on the map. ESL punished the coaches with a long-term ban.

Activision's Lawsuit Scared Cheaters Into Apologizing

Jacob Blazewicz, 31 August 2020, 19:04

Cheat maker and retailer group CXCheats.net has suspended support for their Call of Duty products and apologized for the „pain they caused players”. Reason? A lawsuit from Activision, which apparently decided to get rid of the problem at source.

GTA Online - Rockstar Resets Accounts of Cheaters Who Used „Garage Glitch”

Paul Wozniak, 28 August 2020, 21:32

The accounts of players who have used a glitch in GTA Online to quickly get a lot of cash were completely reset, which is quite unusual practice from the devs at Rockstar Games.

Reddit Users Banned in Spades for Hate Speech

Karol Laska , 20 August 2020, 22:22

Reddit's authorities have started banning users who promote hate speech. Since the change of content rules, 7 thousand accounts that violated the new rules have been removed.

When God Mode Doesn't Cut It - Player Harasses Cheater in GTA Online

Bart Swiatek, 20 August 2020, 20:16

One GTA Online player has decided to take revenge on a cheater using god mode by constantly ramming him with his vehicle.

Cheaters Banning Innocent CS:GO Players Caught Valve's Attention

Jacob Blazewicz, 20 August 2020, 20:03

Valve's John McDonald announced a solution to the problem of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive hackers using bots to abuse the Overwatch system. The victory was short-lived, but apparently the company took the complains of the players to heart.

Cheater Ring in CS:GO Kept Itself Safe for Years While Banning Others

Paul Wozniak, 17 August 2020, 17:35

A few days ago, popular youtuber known as Sparkles released a video, in which a hacker told about how the cheater community in CS:GO protects itself through a so-called Overwatch system. It also enables them to report and ban other players.

Cheater Fails to Win in Fall Guys Even When Cheating

Paul Wozniak, 12 August 2020, 21:43

The popularity of Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has already made cheaters interested in the game. However, it soon came to light that some cheaters couldn't handle the game even when using unfair advantages, as in the case encountered by a certain streamer.

Red Dead Online - Hacker Blows Up Popular Streamers

Bart Swiatek, 05 August 2020, 20:59

A hacker is harassing Red Dead Online streamers. He does this by teleporting all players on the server to one spot and then blowing them up. The attack is carried out in such a way that victims often blame the attacked streamer for the situation.

GTA Online on PC - Cheaters Annoy and Entertain

Bart Swiatek, 29 July 2020, 14:13

Numerous players of the PC version of GTA Online describe their stories from encounters with cheaters. Some of these stories are quite typical, but some are really funny.

CS:GO - Players Claim Trusted Mode Increased the Number of Cheaters

Bart Swiatek, 27 July 2020, 11:59

According to some players, the update, which introduced the so-called Trusted Mode - a new solution for battling cheaters - was, in practice, counterproductive.

Hyper Scape - Ubisoft's Battle Royale is Being Overrun by Hackers

Frozen, 18 July 2020, 17:57

Hyper Scape, Ubisoft's online FPS battle royale, experiences an invasion of hackers and cheaters in less than a week from the start of the open beta. Other players do not like this at all.

Streamer Brags Online, Gets Caught Cheating

Paul Wozniak, 14 July 2020, 15:45

During his live Call of Duty: Modern Warfare broadcast, streamer TwitstedBear bragged about how good he is and how easy it is to beat subsequent opponents. However, due to his inattention, it soon came to light that the streamer was using cheat software.

CS:GO Introduces Trusted Mode; Next Stage in Battle Against Cheaters

Bart Swiatek, 09 July 2020, 16:00

The shooter CS:GO received another update, adding the Trusted Mode anti-cheat system tested in June. The system is designed to block third party app that affect the game. Unfortunately, according to some reports, the solution has already been cracked by cheat makers. The system also prevents app used by streamers from working.

CS:GO - Revenge on Cheaters Never Tasted so Good

Bart Swiatek, 06 July 2020, 12:09

Internet user known as ScriptKid created a fake hack for CS:GO, which, in various ways, makes life difficult for those who install it.

Dr. Disrespect's Animated Gifts are Being Removed

Adrian Werner, 01 July 2020, 14:17

Animated gifts presenting Dr. Disrespect disappeared from GIPHY. This is another puzzling situation in recent days related to the streamer, who was recently banned by Twitch.

CS:GO - Valve Tests New Anti-cheat Protection; Ends up Cracked in One Hour

Paul Wozniak, 29 June 2020, 16:48

A few days ago, a new anti-cheat appeared in CS:GO as part of beta tests. It soon came to light that the software was cracked in an hour, and the new feature also causes a lot of performance problems.

Microsot Bans for Using Confederate Flag in Forza Games

Paul Wozniak, 28 June 2020, 19:27

Microsoft has announced that using the Confederated States of America flag in the Forza Horizon and Forza Motorsport series games will result in an immediate ban.

Dr. Disrespect Permanently Banned on Twitch [Updated]

Paul Wozniak, 28 June 2020, 19:01

Yesterday, one of the more popular Twitch streamers - Dr. Disrespect - was permanently banned on the platform. There are many mysteries and controversies surrounding the ban.

Cheater Plague Returns to CoD: Warzone

Bart Swiatek, 26 June 2020, 12:48

Cheaters found a fairly simple way to bypass the security of Call of Duty: Warzone - they sell confirmed accounts, with the phone numbers assigned to them.

EA Cracks Down on Toxic Behavior in Games

Jacob Blazewicz, 18 June 2020, 11:57

Electronic Arts has published an article titled Positive Play Charter, in which it discusses the principles of battling toxicity in games. The company will not hesitate to ban all the accounts of the most rebellious users, but considers this as a last resort.

Call of Duty Not for Racists; More Bans Inbound

Jacob Blazewicz, 04 June 2020, 10:35

Infinity Ward announced that the fight against racism in Call of Duty games has been stepped up. This includes more frequent account bans (including permabans) and more restrictions on nicknames.

Valorant Cheaters Despair as Bans are Upheld After the Launch

Paul Wozniak, 03 June 2020, 13:21

After the official launch of Valorant, the new online shooter from Riot Games, it turned out that the cheaters banned during the closed beta still cannot play. The cheaters are pouring out their griefs on the web, although the president of Riot indicated that they will not get a second chance.

Escape From Tarkov - Ban Wave After New Update

Czarus, 31 May 2020, 19:42

Battlestate Games, developer of Escape from Tarkov, boasted on Twitter of more than 3000 banned accounts. This took place right after a new update for the game and a global wipe of player progress.

Squashed Bugs and Failed Cheater Comebacks - Valorant Beta Summary

Jacob Blazewicz, 29 May 2020, 14:11

Riot Games has provided ingraphics to sum up Valorant beta. For almost two months the creators fixed a lot of bugs, and thousands of banned chaters failed to get back on servers.

Escape from Tarkov Gets Wiped Today; Will CAPTCHAs Stop Cheaters?

Darius Matusiak, 28 May 2020, 14:01

Escape from Tarkov will receive a major update today, 0.12.6. In addition to resetting all progress, the biggest changes will affect EfT's trading system.

GTA Online is Besieged by Hackers and Modders

Milosz Szubert, 19 May 2020, 16:48

As a consequence of the free giveaway of Grand Theft Auto V on Epic Games Store, Grand Theft Auto Online is experiencing a siege of hackers and modders. As you can easily guess, the game's community didn't like this one bit.

Denuvo Anti-Cheat Debuts in Doom Eternal

Bart Swiatek, 15 May 2020, 11:15

The shooter Doom Eternal now supports the new Denuvo Anti-Cheat system. id Software's title is the first production using the new solution from Irdeto.

CoD Warzone - Authorization Lands a Solid Blow on PC Cheaters

Bart Swiatek, 14 May 2020, 15:31

There is a new type of account authorization in the PC version of the CoD: Warzone - a new account must be confirmed with a password received in an SMS message before use. The change is aimed at reducing the number of cheaters and if you believe the opinions on the forums, its introduction has met with wide disapproval of cheaters.

Valorant - Almost 9,000 Cheaters Banned; Salinity Rises Across the Web

Bart Swiatek, 13 May 2020, 11:38

One of the creators of the online shooter Valorant informed that Riot Games has banned first cheaters. So far almost 9 thousand cheaters have been taken out.

Valorant - More Problems With Anti-cheat, This Time it Freezes PCs

Bart Swiatek, 07 May 2020, 15:24

Valorant's anti-cheat system Vanguard blocks important programs on some users' computers. Sometimes it slows down or completely freezes the PC. In rare cases, the effects of using the app can be even more serious.

Ban For a 9-year-old Gamer Triggers a Storm on Twitter

Paul Wozniak, 06 May 2020, 17:18

The Fortnite community is raging across Twitter because of a 4-year ban for a 9-year-old player. The boy is now unable to participate in tournaments and competitive modes.

Over 3,000 Bans Issued in LoL for Using an Exploit

Paul Wozniak, 04 May 2020, 15:18

A bug has emerged in League of Legends, causing one character's ability to deal damage to all enemies on the map despite normally limited range. Chinese players using the exploit were banned for three years.

Valorant - Anticheat Gets an Icon on Taskbar; Riot Changes System

Bart Swiatek, 29 April 2020, 12:12

Developers from Riot Games introduced a number of changes to Vanguard - Valorant's anti-cheat protection. The app received an icon in the Windows notification area and will inform users about blocked programs.

Valve: CS:GO Source Code Leak Poses No Threat to Gamers

Jacob Blazewicz, 23 April 2020, 13:02

Valve commented on yesterday's leak of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2 source code. We were assured that the situation does not pose any threat to users playing on official servers.

Source Code of CSGO and Team Fortress 2 Leaked

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 April 2020, 22:16

Source codes of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2 have been uploaded to the Internet. The perpetrator is connected to ValveNewsNetwork's leading channel, Tyler McVicker, and the leak could potentially threaten the safety of those playing Valve games.

Call of Duty: Warzone - Cheaters Will Play With Each Other

Milosz Szubert, 22 April 2020, 15:01

Infinity Ward announced that this week there will be some new features in the battle against cheaters in the multiplayer modes of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone. Among them there will be changes in the matchmaking system, thanks to which people suspected of cheating will play only with other such users.

CoD: Warzone - Console Players Disable Crossplay Because of Cheaters

Czarus, 19 April 2020, 22:34

Cheaters in Call of Duty: Warzone still pose a very big problem, which is particularly inconvenient for console players trying to play along with PC users. The situation is so serious that many console players choose to disable cross-play.