Developer People Can Fly will clamp down on cheats on Outriders when it launches next week, but will not immediately ban them. Those identified as cheats will have a “discreet but visible watermark” on their HUD at all times, meaning that any game they share online can be immediately identified as illegitimate. They will still be able to play, but the study also prevents them from pairing up with players who follow the rules. Cheats will only be able to team up with other cheaters online, which means the matchmaking process will take much longer. People Can Fly will verify all accounts on launch day and then at regular intervals after launch.
Of the two million players who tried the Outriders demo, 200 were identified as cheats. “We can see them all. Yes, even the person who gave himself 600 legendary weapons,” the developer posted on Reddit. People Can Fly then describes what they consider breaking the rules:
- Intentionally running the game on PC without Easy Anti Cheat (EAC)
- Modify game files to improve a character: levels, skills, inventory, etc.
- Modify game time externally to reduce time-dependent features such as vendors and challenges.
- Use a coach or similar program to gain in-game advantages.
- Using game-altering programs, such as aimbots or wallhacks
Of course, a lot of this only applies to the PC user base, but it’s worth going over what’s acceptable and what’s not, as Outriders use cross-play. Simply growing weapons and resources is not considered cheating. “Although the amount of blows that The captain he was subjected to could be considered unethical. RIPThatCaptain. “The game will be out on April 1, 2021. Will you be checking out the looting shooter? Don’t cheat in the comments below.
[source reddit.com, via eurogamer.net]