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In Name of Fair Play, Blizzard Hunts Down Overwatch 2 Players. „PC Tricks” Won’t Be Tolerated on Consoles

Kamil Kleszyk, 20 April 2024, 08:34

Blizzard will deal with console Overwatch 2 players who use „unapproved accessories” to play. The punishment will involve forcing „cheaters” to play with PC users.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer Free Weekend Ends with Over 27 Thousand Bans

Jacob Blazewicz, 09 April 2024, 03:28

Ricochet security developers had a busy weekend. After the free multiplayer trial of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, there was a barrage of bans.

Blizzard Reacts to Spoiling Diablo Immortal's Economy. „We Take a Firm Stance”

Kamil Kleszyk, 19 March 2024, 04:57

Blizzard is once again reminding fans that any form of cheating in Diablo Immortal will have unpleasant consequences.

„Just Kicked a Guy and I Will Do It Again.” Helldivers 2 Devs and Players Want Changes to Kick System

Jacob Blazewicz, 12 March 2024, 00:21

Helldivers 2 needs a well-thought-out and refined option for kicking out players. The developers know that the system isn't perfect and needs changes.

6k CoD Cheaters and Hackers Taken Down in 4 Days. Gamers Doubt It's Enough

Michal Harat, 27 February 2024, 00:08

Activision banned more than 6,000 rogue Call of Duty players in four days. However, fans of Warzone and Modern Warfare 3 agree - this is just a drop in the ocean.

RuneScape Bots Part of the Game? Devs Explain CVC's Unfortunate Statement

Jacob Blazewicz, 23 February 2024, 04:53

Jagex studio has responded to the comments of annoyed fans who reacted sharply to the new owner of the RuneScape developers' statement on bots.

Spicy Scenes From Baldur's Gate 3 Cause Xbox Bans [Update: Larian Answers]

Marcin Przala, 04 January 2024, 00:16

The freedom of morals prevalent in Baldur's Gate 3 proved distasteful to Xbox's internal system, which blocked the account of one player who unknowingly posted clips from the game featuring nudity on the console's server. The web exploded with comments.

Innocent The Finals Players Banned Due to Fight Against Cheaters

Kamil Kleszyk, 02 January 2024, 05:12

In response to fan requests, developers at Embark Studios have stepped up the fight against rogue players in The Finals. Unfortunately, attempts to eliminate cheaters have also resulted in bans for innocent players.

'Cheaters are Everywhere'; The Finals Devs Won't Introduce Regional Blockade [Update: Player Number]

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 December 2023, 05:01

The Finals has received Christmas update 1.4.0 with fixes for players and a lump of coal for cheaters. The developers also confirmed that in the fight against the latter, they will not introduce a regional blockade, contrary to fans' hopes.

Controversial Dubbing in The Finals Used Both Actors and AI

Adrian Werner, 31 October 2023, 05:18

The shooter The Finals has stirred up quite a bit of controversy with its use of AI dubbing, although it turns out that the issue is not as simple as it might seem. The first cheaters have also begun to appear in the game.

Toxicity in Video Games is on the Rise; Devs Have No Illusions

Jacob Blazewicz, 19 October 2023, 03:04

Players and developers are increasingly encountering cases of toxic behavior in video games, but combating it is not a priority for all developers.

Destiny 2 Players Will Receive $45 in In-game Currency as Compensation for Accidental Bans

Kamil Kleszyk, 12 October 2023, 04:39

Bungie has apologized to players who got accidentally banned in the MMO action game Destiny 2. As compensation, the developers will stuff their pockets with virtual currency.

First Wipe in Dark and Darker - Thank You Cheaters

Marcin Przala, 29 August 2023, 16:23

The online dungeon crawler, Dark and Darker lived to see its first account reset. Unfortunately, the so-called wipe had to take place prematurely, all due to cheaters who took advantage of the game's bugs, destroying its balance.

Bans for Emulation on Xbox Consoles? Microsoft Tightened the Rules

Jacob Blazewicz, 28 July 2023, 15:59

Phil Spencer wanted universal emulation of old games on all devices. However, for the time being, Microsoft is said to have ban users (including on consoles) for distributing and using emulators on Xboxes.

Don't Do This in Diablo 4 if You Don't Want a Permaban

Kamil Kleszyk, 28 July 2023, 13:00

The developers of Diablo IV warn that the use of any third-party modifications in the game - even the simplest ones - comes with a risk of permaban.

100,000 Bans a Week; Popular FPS Battles Cheater Plague

Sonia Selerska, 12 July 2023, 17:20

Developers admit that the precautions taken so far have not been enough, although bans have been count in the thousands.

Ubisoft on Efficient Ways to Battle Cheaters and Toxic Players

Jacob Blazewicz, 06 July 2023, 13:24

Ubisoft has had a lot of success in the war against cheaters. At least, that's according to an entry on the fight against cheaters (and mice) in Rainbow Six: Siege.

Ubisoft Sanctions Cheaters in The Division 2; There Will be Flagging

Adam Celarek, 04 July 2023, 15:06

Ubisoft, in an official announcement, announced an investigation and penalties for those who exploited a serious bug in The Division 2. Bans were issues.

Cheaters in Call of Duty Plagued by Hallucinations; Ricochet's Cheater Detector

Jacob Blazewicz, 30 June 2023, 14:31

Activision is inventing new ways to make life miserable for cheaters in Call of Duty. Ricochet not only disarms these „players,” but also torments them with hallucinations.

Escape from Tarkov Devs Go to War With Dataminers

Jan Kopacz, 26 June 2023, 14:27

The developers of Escape From Tarkov have condemned the practice of datamining. The company has decided to block all accounts belonging to people who engage in this activity, as well as those who share information obtained in this way.

Anti Cheat in Marauders Explained

Aleksander Kartasinski, 26 April 2023, 11:17

Marauders got its anti-cheat software changed to Denuvo which sparked controversies in the game's community. In this article you will learn what impact this change may have on your experience.

Thousands of Steam User Accounts Blocked for Liking a Negative Review

Adam Celarek, 17 April 2023, 14:27

Users who positively evaluated the text of a certain unlucky review had experience some very unpleasant consequences. Fortunately, the case has reached a happy ending.

Counter Strike 2 May Go One Step Further in Battle Against Cheaters

Adrian Werner, 27 March 2023, 12:43

Mentions of a new, much more aggressive anti-cheat system have been found in CS2 files.

Will Banned CSGO Players Access CS2? Valve Dispels Doubts

Kamil Kleszyk, 23 March 2023, 13:37

When Counter Strike 2 was officially announced, many players began to wonder whether a ban imposed in CSGO would be canceled upon the release of the update. The answer to this question was provided by Valve.

Cheaters Ruin Escape from Tarkov; Players Fed Up

Hubert Sledziewski, 28 February 2023, 12:05

Escape from Tarkov players are fed up with cheaters and are abandoning the game in favor of CS:GO, among others. A YouTube video showing the scale of the problem was the straw that broke the camel's back.

Ubisoft Enforces Zero Tolerance Policy, Punishes Thousand of Cheaters

Michal Ciezadlik, 22 February 2023, 15:32

Ubisoft has announced the punishment of nearly 19,000 players whose accounts were allegedly using an „unfair exploit.”.

Plague of Cheaters in FUT 23; Enraged Players Blame PC Version

Marcin Przala, 15 February 2023, 16:40

FUT 23 is once again facing a flood of cheaters. Fans of the popular FIFA mode are demanding a firm response from EA, and in the meantime they are disabling the cross-platform mode in a bid to avoid cheaters from PC.

Destiny 2 Devs Battle Cheaters; Big Money on the Table

Marcin Przala, 15 February 2023, 14:05

Bungie is not forgiving cheat sellers. This time, the U.S. developers are demanding multimillion-dollar damages from the Romanian owner of a website where, until recently, cheats for Destiny 2 could be purchased.

Escape from Tarkov Devs Threaten With Bans for Tinkering With Brightness

Jakub Tarchala, 14 February 2023, 13:28

If you use screen brightness modification tools in Escape from Tarkov, you should seriously consider abandoning them. The developers have blocked the popular DWM_lut filter for their top game, and threatened to ban players for using similar solutions.

End of Cheaters in Esports? Denuvo and ESIC Cooperation

Jan Kaleta, 09 February 2023, 14:25

The problem of cheaters in esports has existed since the beginning of the industry. After all, in competition, the most important thing is that everyone has an equal chance to win. Denuvo - the maker of shunned anti-piracy software - has decided to add its five cents to the topic.

Ubisoft and Bungie Merciless to Cheatmakers; Demand Over $2M in Compensation

Adrian Werner, 20 December 2022, 14:09

Bungie and Ubisoft have joined forces against cheaters. In a lawsuit, they are demanding more than $2 million from a group making money from cheats for Destiny 2 and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege.

Blizzard Banned WoW Players for Exploit; Fans Blame Devs

Jacob Blazewicz, 15 December 2022, 14:45

The ban for having fun with tailoring did not amuse the community focused around World of Warcraft, although Blizzard eventually relented and revoked the account blocks.

Ubisoft and Riot Join Forces in Crackdown on Toxic Players

Jakub Tarchala, 17 November 2022, 14:57

The „Zero Damage Communication Project” will increase the fun of multiplayer games. This is the promise made by two giants of electronic entertainment - Ubisoft and Riot Games.

Microsoft Battles Cheaters; Millions of Banned Accounts

Wiktor Szczesny, 15 November 2022, 12:51

The fight against Xbox cheaters continues, and Microsoft is declaring success. In a recent report, the company announced that it has banned millions of accounts due to fraudulent or unregulated behavior in the digital space.

CoD Player Visited Activision to Complain About Ban

Jakub Tarchala, 03 November 2022, 12:16

A wave of unjust bans and overloaded hotline at Activision forced an American gamer to go to the studio's HQ in person. The case has gained publicity, although opinions on the incident are divided.

Thousands of Players Get Fake Bans in Modern Warfare 2

Michal Ciezadlik, 31 October 2022, 16:25

Since the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, thousands of players have reported problems with unjustified bans in multiplayer mode.

Cheatmakers Ready for CoD: MW2; Discounts Planned

Miriam Moszczynska, 26 September 2022, 13:41

MW2's open beta testing is a good opportunity to try out the game not only for gamers, but also for... cheatmakers. The latter are bragging about their progress on their software, ensuring that they are ready for the release.

Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta Launches; Cheaters Are Here to Ruin It

Kamil Kleszyk, 25 September 2022, 15:29

If anyone was hoping that the Modern Warfare 2 open beta would be spared aimbots and wallhacks, they were sorely mistaken. Ever since the game from Infinity Ward arrived on PC, cheaters have been spoiling all the fun.

EA Announces Kernel-level Anti-cheat; Promises it Won't Affect Gameplay

Damian Mista, 14 September 2022, 14:00

FIFA 23 will be the first game with the new EACC anti-cheat system. EA's solution is expected to operate at the kernel level.

10-year Bans for Cheating in New MMO

Miriam Moszczynska, 08 September 2022, 13:27

Tower of Fantasy continues to battle cheaters. Yesterday, a new list of banned users was released and the penalties that cheaters will receive for their actions were clarified.

RDR2 Player Punished for Reporting Cheaters

Jacob Blazewicz, 02 September 2022, 14:21

Rockstar Games is apparently not interested in fighting cheaters in Red Dead Redemption 2. At least judging by the recent scandal with a player being fined for reporting cheaters, despite the developer's (partial) retraction of that decision.

Cheaters are Killing MMO Again, This Time It's Tower of Fantasy

Miriam Moszczynska, 18 August 2022, 16:32

Tower of Fantasy, as befits an MMO, is struggling with cheaters. The first cheaters have already tasted justice, although not all bans have been sent to the right people.

Blizzard Banned Asmongold Due to Faulty Reporting Mechanisms

Zbigniew Woznicki, 17 August 2022, 14:49

Blizzard has banned Asmongold for „Real Money Trading.” The streamer was said to have to sold or bought - with real money - in-game boosts. The ban was eventually removed as wrongly imposed, but the situation sparked a discussion about Blizzard's actions.

Suing Trolls and Cheaters is the Best Path to 'Healthy Community,' Bungie Says

Adrian Werner, 03 August 2022, 12:18

Bungie has recently become known for suing cheaters and trolls. The team's lawyers explained why the company adopted this strategy.

Serial Cheater and Streamer Sued for Threatening Studio Employees

Adrian Werner, 19 July 2022, 13:01

Bungie has sued a streamer who not only used cheats in Destiny 2, but also threatened studio employees.

Sims 4 Werewolves Cheats

Agnes Adamus, 12 July 2022, 14:03

In this news, you will find a list of cheats for The Sims 4 with the Werewolves add-on.

2.5 Year Suspended Sentence for WoT Bot Cybertank Creator

Miriam Moszczynska, 07 July 2022, 13:36

The creator of cheats for World of Tanks and World of Warships has been convicted. Andrei Kirsanov received a suspended sentence for causing millions of dollars in damages.

Protest in Minecraft - Microsoft Taking Flak for New Moderation

Michal Ciezadlik, 27 June 2022, 18:54

The announced changes to the moderation and reporting system in Minecraft were no to the liking of the players and they decided to loudly vent their dissatisfaction. One fan even held a protest against the new order.

Minecraft's New Moderation May Block All Multiplayer, Even Private Servers

Michal Ciezadlik, 23 June 2022, 22:02

An upcoming update to Minecraft will change the ban outlines for players who break the rules. From the moment it comes into force, the user affected by the punishment will completely say goodbye to playing in multiplayer, even on private servers. Some fans are not happy about it.

Lost Ark Devs Slowly Bleed Bots as War Continues

Adrian Werner, 14 May 2022, 20:27

The developers of Lost Ark have announced a number of recent changes to Lost Ark to combat bots.