As soon as a multiplayer game becomes competitive, you can rely on a subset of players to invade: theater. These players download (and sometimes pay for) software to help win games at the cost of any kind of integrity. Theaters ruin the game with instant-headshot hacks, commonly called ambots, the ability to see through walls, and other unfair advantages. But some software makers are fighting back in clever and hilarious ways.
ScriptKid designs software to trick hackers, dreamers of YouTuber and Twitch. In early July, ScriptKid published a video titled “CSGO Cheaters Trolled by Fake Cheat Software.” The fake software he created.
The idea is simple. ScriptKid creates a program in the form of cheat software, then spends its money to advertise this free cheat on Google, and is desperate counter Strike Global Offensive Players download software to gain a competitive edge. But predicting free software is not always easy.
The software, viewed by Eurogamer, does not function as an advertisement, although it handles the player’s game. ScriptKid has prepared a set of “penalties” for players who cheat on them. A punishment, which ScriptKid calls “BurningMan”, forces the fraudster to throw a grenade at their feet, and then the software unlocks the keys to their movement.
To Cheater’s teammates and opponents, it looks just like a live grenade or some jackat standing on a fire puddle from a Molotov cocktail. But for the cheater, he chose none of this – except to download the software and agree to ScriptKid’s user agreement, which he almost certainly did not read. The user agreement also states that it will automatically send a replay of Cheater’s game to ScriptKid, which is that they have failed footage of so many great hackers.
ScriptKid’s software has some other great decorations, such as “BloodBrothers”, which causes the cheater to fire automatically when it passes over its ally. In their second CSGO video, which premiered earlier this month, ScriptKid added some bonus penalties to the software’s salvo – and rebranded it to throw cheaters out of scent.
All punishments are great in their own way, but “MindControl” is the Magnum Opus of ScriptKid. When players reach an invisible tripwire in the map, a flashbang effect appears on their screen, blinding them. When they become blind, the software handles the player and fools them into something stupid. Typically, this involves them throwing their weapon – or themselves – away from the map. And by the time players regain control, they have no idea what happened, find themselves weaponless or dead.
For the unwary allies of the traitors, the majority of these punishments only make the cheater unpleasant or superior, as if they are intentionally trolling their peers. In some clips, Cheater’s teammates voted to kick Cheater to throw the game, which resulted in some of the best Scadanfreds we’ve seen on the internet in a few weeks.
The writing has over 3.5 million views in ScriptKid’s July Cheater video, with the September video already having over 1.3 million hits. ScriptKid started this effort in December 2019, for which fake hacking was done PlayerUnogn’s Battleground. ScriptKid is currently requesting fans on Twitch and their YouTube videos about which games they should build the next software for.