Under ideal conditions, BioShock Infinite’s speedrun should be a short rush full of shotgun blasts and level skips. Instead, it’s often a dice roll to see if runners get an item that saves them time. Fed up with random chance ruining their attempts, speedrunners have agreed on a solution to remove the problem: cheat.
EVE Online is under siege. The invasion isn’t masterminded by one of EVE’s infamous misanthropes or some grand armada worth hundreds of thousands of dollars— it’s an invasion of exploiters, botters and hackers. This time, instead of the players battling in space, CCP Games’ Security Team is on the front line.
Sometimes a speedrun is too good to be true. Using editing tools and some sneaky cuts, a desperate runner can disguise that they are stringing together a series of videos so it appears that they’ve completed difficult skips or achieved a world record. One clever YouTube channel challenges viewers to find the exact…
Because it’s one of the biggest games on the planet right now, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is attracting a lot of players. And wherever there are a lot of players, there are a lot of cheaters.
Here’s a thought: Don’t cheat. And definitely don’t cheat during a charity stream hosted by a game’s developer.
The market for loot boxes in Second Life has taken a hit as hackers use exploits to duplicate their contents and sell them at a discount according to a report by PC Gamer. The in-game makers of “gacha” gambling overlays say the cheating persists despite attempts by publisher Linden Lab to stop it.
The Philadelphia Fusion, the Comcast-owned Overwatch League team, just pulled out of their pre-season matches, citing “player logistics issues.” The Fusion had been scheduled to play the debut match of the OWL pre-season against the Florida Mayhem tomorrow.
Super Meat Boy’s challenging platforming and hidden secrets have turned it into a popular game for speedrunning. A new method for detecting cheaters now suggests that some famous runs might not be what they appear to be.
The era of the door-to-door salesman might be over, but purveyors of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds cheats are happy to bring their wares directly to you for a personal demonstration. Which occasionally involves owning the crap out of you.
In the past 48 hours, Brian “Kephrii” St. Pierre has gone from making a smug video about how other Overwatch pros are “rude” and should try being “a better person,” to becoming the center of a truly bonkers scandal in which he admitted to cheating on his wife with multiple female fans. In a statement today, Kephrii…
In May, Nicci Kay and her wife moved 25 miles south to the port city of Tacoma, Washington where, in time, they planned to overtake the Resistance’s hold on the area. Kay is an Ingress player, an agent in a great and invisible cyberwar over territory that spans the globe, involving two factions: the Resistance and the…
While fighting game events allow everyone an opportunity to compete thanks to their traditional, open-bracket format, they have one explicit rule: you only get one shot at winning. A competitor boldly broke this rule at this weekend’s Canada Cup in Toronto, Ontario when he decided his first chance wasn’t enough and…
The newest South Park game is full of funny moments and easter eggs, but here’s one you might not catch, because it requires you to break the rules.
The open qualifiers for the upcoming Eleague Boston Major have been marred by a number of issues, including a sudden spree of cheating bans. Several players have received bans mid-match for supposedly using cheating software to gain an edge on fellow competitors.
Last night Blizzard brought the banhammer down on botters and scripters in World of Warcraft, passing out six- to eighteen-month suspensions for players caught using a number of popular third-party programs. Watching the programs’ forums fill up with ban reports is a hell of a thing.
On Tuesday, Fortnite publisher Epic Games filed civil complaints against two alleged associates of the website Addicted Cheats who apparently used the site’s aimbotting services to kill Twitch streamers live on camera.
After the winner got disqualified for cheating, Runefest 2017's 20K RuneScape tournament has named a new recipient of the prize: True Fox, the second-place finalist. Jagex, the game’s developer and tournament host, has also denied the allegations that any staff member helped the initial winner to cheat.
This past weekend, Runefest 2017 hosted the finals of a RuneScape tournament with a whopping $20,000 cash prize for the winner, plus an additional $10,000 to be donated to a charity of the player’s choice. Five days later, and after accusations of cheating and foul play, the winner still hasn’t been determined.
They’ve gotta go fast. You’ve gotta be even faster to stop them.
Last July, esports organization ESL lifted the lifetime ban on tournament participation from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players who had been caught cheating or participating in match-fixing schemes. The new sanctions now call for a two-year ban on cheaters and a five-year ban on match fixers, with the potential…