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Warzone Cheater Streams and Tells Players to „Find Another Game”

Qskan, 11 June 2021, 12:15

We have yet another example of just how large the scale of cheating is in Call of Duty: Warzone. During a game, a streamer openly admitted that he was cheating, and told his viewers to „find another game”.

No More Cheating Coaches in CS:GO? Valve Has a Solution

Hubert Sledziewski, 30 May 2021, 21:08

In the latest update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valve introduced a new feature - coaches' positions will be recorded in the round's backup files to prevent future cheating on their part.

Wave of Bans Precedes the Launch of The Burning Crusade Classic

Jacob Blazewicz, 26 May 2021, 20:21

Blizzard has prepared an unusual surprise for World of Warcraft players. It took the form of a wave of bans for the use of external programs, both connected to bots and enabling the use of a controller in WoW Classic.

Blizzard Tackles Multiple Accounts and Multiboxing in WoW

Bart Swiatek, 06 May 2021, 18:21

Blizzard Entertainment has made another change to its EULA license to combat the practice of multi-boxing in the MMORPG World of Warcraft.

Riot Games Will Record Voice Chat in Valorant

Ness, 02 May 2021, 18:39

Riot Games, the company behind Valorant, will monitor conversations in voice chat. This is all as part of the fight against hate speech and toxic players.

CS:GO Cheaters Can Get Away With Almost Anything it Seems [UPDATED]

Qskan, 30 April 2021, 15:00

Despite Valve's best efforts to weed out cheaters in CS:GO, it seems that trying to catch up is the best the company can manage. As one Reddit user has shown, changes to anticheat are necessary.

Riot Cracks Down on Vitriolic LoL Players, Increased Penalties for Leaving Matches

Qskan, 23 April 2021, 20:04

Longer, tougher penalties for AFK-ers in LoL are coming. The team at Riot Games announced an upcoming update introducing additional reprisals for players who leave the game during a match and impede the fun of their allies.

48 Hours of Turmoil in CS:GO Scene

Qskan, 16 April 2021, 17:47

Recent days have brought a number of interesting developments in the professional CS:GO scene. Highlights of the past 48 hours included a change in Valve's policy on VAC bans and problems with major CS teams.

Nearly 500,000 Accounts Have Been Banned in Warzone

Qskan, 14 April 2021, 13:38

Nearly half a million accounts have been permabanned in Call of Duty: Warzone. Such data was recently provided by Activision in its report on the progress in the battle against cheaters.

Outriders Devs Will Flag Cheaters and Make Their Lives Difficult

Paul Musiolik, 28 March 2021, 18:31

People Can Fly has shown the ways it will be using to make the life of cheaters difficult in Outriders. They will be flagged and not allowed to play with honest players.

Rockstar is Looking for Staff to Fight Cheaters in GTA Online and RDR Online

Bart Swiatek, 24 March 2021, 13:40

Rockstar Games wants to hire two people for analyst positions. The tasks of new employees will be directly related to the ongoing fight against cheaters.

Denuvo Anti-Cheat Coming to PlayStation 5 Games

Przemyslaw Dygas, 10 March 2021, 16:33

Denuvo Anti-Cheat technology will come to PS5 games. It is to protect new titles against cheaters in multiplayer games.

60,000 Bans in CoD: Warzone in Response to Cheater Deluge

Qskan, 04 February 2021, 16:33

Call of Duty: Warzone is in serious crisis because of cheaters spoiling the fun. Players complain about the lack of anti-cheat and lack of response from the devs. Reacting to community criticism, the developers banned 60 thousand cheaters.

Valve Draws Consequences for Stream-sniping and Coach Bug in CS:GO

Qskan, 28 January 2021, 15:22

Last year's CS:GO scandal involving the so-called coach bug, as well as stream-sniping phenomenon that spread across the eSports scene, are still fresh in our minds. After four months, Valve began to take action against the coaches.

Take Two Shuts Down GTA Online Cheat Website, has Owners Donate to Charity

Agnes Adamus, 25 January 2021, 22:03

Take-Two has taken up the fight against cheats in GTA Online and contributed to the shut down of the LunaCheats website. At the same time, the creators of the website pledged to donate their profits to charity.

Bans in CS:GO for Betting on Matches

Qskan, 25 January 2021, 17:45

New examples of unfair behavior in esports have come to light. This time ESIC (Esports Integrity Commission) has targeted CS:GO players for betting on matches. Some have been banned for as much as 5 years.

Denuvo Anti-Cheat Could Become Standard on Steam

Bart Swiatek, 19 January 2021, 14:45

Irdeto's anti-cheat solution, Denuvo Anti-Cheat, has been integrated with Steamworks tools, making it easier for developers to use the system in their games.

Cheaters Cry After Losing Money Due to Vanguard

Jacob Blazewicz, 14 January 2021, 11:06

Vanguard, Valorant's anti-cheat app, remains a problem for cheaters. The recent action of Riot Games caused many such „players” to lose a lot of money.

LoL and Destiny Devs Join Forces Against Cheatmakers

Bart Swiatek, 12 January 2021, 11:37

Lawyers for two well-known development studios - Bungie and Riot Games - have prepared a joint lawsuit against several creators of cheat software used in titles like Valorant and Destiny 2.

PUBG Mobile Devs Have No Chill; Over 2 Million Cheaters Banned

Bart Woldanski, 21 December 2020, 15:41

Battle royale PUBG Mobile is very popular among the gamers. Unfortunately, being a cheater is equally popular in online games, although their numbers dropped significantly in mid-December.

Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo Together Against Toxic Gamers

Jacob Blazewicz, 14 December 2020, 19:44

Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony have announced cooperation in the fight against toxic behavior in video games. The companies want to take action to ensure that „the youngest and most vulnerable players” can safely play online.

Sony Blocks PS5 for Selling Access to PS Plus Collection

Jacob Blazewicz, 28 November 2020, 18:14

Thousands of players have been banned and a few PlayStation 5s have lost access to online features in recent days. The reason? Selling access to games from PlayStation Plus Collection by some „resourceful” gamers.

Stricter Bans in Minecraft Bedrock Spark Controversy

Bart Swiatek, 24 November 2020, 18:53

Minecraft Bedrock is undergoing important changes - moderators have received a set of new tools that will enable them to permaban users for breaking community rules. The ideas of devs at Mojang Studios stirred considerable controversy among the players.

WoW Players Use Zombies to Fight Cheater Bots

Jacob Blazewicz, 19 November 2020, 20:02

There is an on-going event with the undead scourge in World of Warcraft, which befell Azeroth before the release of the Shadowlands expansion. The funny thing is that one of the players found a way to use the zombie invasion to fight bots.

Serious Glitch in CoD Warzone Enables Killing Through Walls

Adrian Werner, 06 November 2020, 12:45

Adding a subway system to Call of Duty: Warzone caused a bug that enables us to leave the map and shoot through walls at other players with impunity.

Among Us Devs: „Don't Listen to Hacker Threats”

Bart Swiatek, 05 November 2020, 19:08

InnerSloth, the devs of highly popular Among Us, assured players that hacker threats that sometimes appear in the game, suggesting theft of private data, are unfounded. The team also informed about plans for fight against cheaters in the future.

Blizzard Cracks Down on Multi-boxing in World of Warcraft

washi, 04 November 2020, 22:49

An entry on Blizzard's official website informs about a change in the company policy. From now on, simultaneous handling of multiple accounts, i.e. multi-boxing, in World of Warcraft will be prohibited and may be reported by other players.

CoD: Warzone Cheaters Are Getting Brazen

Bart Swiatek, 27 October 2020, 17:15

Streamer festation used cheats in a livestream on Twitch. After merciless criticism from Internet users, his account was suspended.

Players Mock A Cheater in CS:GO

Paul Wozniak, 26 October 2020, 20:07

A video in which a cheater fails to deal with his opponent, even despite the use of cheats in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and ends up taking one bad step back, falling off the map, is the new hit on Reddit.

Valve Declares War on Toxicity and Account Boosts in Dota 2

Bart Swiatek, 20 October 2020, 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.