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Crytek launching attack on Crysis 2 cheaters

Cheaters never win. That's the theory anyway; except someone forgot to tell that to the cheaters in Crysis 2, who are indeed winning consistently and causing considerable grief for law abiding players in the process. Responding to this, Crytek has pledged to release a series of fixes and tools designed to rid its sequel of nefarious cheaters for good.

"We do take cheating very seriously here at Crytek," reads today's message on EA's Crysis 2 forums.

"We are currently taking steps to permanently remove exploits from Crysis 2 and to penalize those individuals that choose to utilize them. We thank you for your patience and want to ensure you that we will continue to work hard to keep the integrity of Crysis 2 intact and cheat-free."

Last weekend, Crytek began its anti-cheating crusade with a patch for the PC version that added a cheat detection system and removed the game's auto-aim feature. Going forward, the studio will be releasing a number of further patches to fix reported exploits and bring the pain to players that circumvent the rules. That's the theory, anyway. As has been proven time and time again, cheaters don't die, they just get more creative. And by creative, I mean douchey.

[Source: EA]

Mar 31, 2011

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7 comments

  • freakyfro99 - April 1, 2011 4:11 p.m.

    This cheating is their own fault. Normally I wouldn't say something like that as usually cheating involved some sort of "hacking" but not in this case. There's a video on Youtube of a guy cheating ONLINE and all he did was modify a config file. Those are modifiable through notepad. No hacking involved. Too much information is stored client-side and that's a horrible thing if you're playing an online multiplayer.
  • TheSplund - April 1, 2011 8:15 a.m.

    I generally don't bother with MP, nor articles about it for that matter, but this is doesn't point to a 'cheater' problem but rather it highlights (again) a poorly tested add-on to an SP game that really doesn't need it - there are plenty of poorly supported MP games out there already and this will be another one on the pile in a short while. Don't blame the so-called cheaters but look to the developer/distributor partnership for yet another display of greed, and on the mindless drones who want MP bolted onto everything (who actually, on reflection, they get what they deserve).
  • Smeggs - March 31, 2011 9:16 p.m.

    Psh, please, Crytek, use your heads. You can't stop it, you may be able to prepare for a tidal wave but you can't ever stop it. One patch to solve one problem will just breed several more problems as people look for new ways to cheat like dirty whores. People like things when they come easy with no real effort, because humans are lazy creatures of convenience. I'm not saying it's pointless to try and slow the cheaters, but they can't realistically stop them, as like you said, "cheaters don't die, they just get more creative. And by creative, I mean douchey."
  • litaljohn - March 31, 2011 8:43 p.m.

    Omrikon, just because the auto aim was removed, does not mean that was the problem, the auto aim is used with a few other steps (that i obviously wont mention because why the hell would i help people cheat) that said, there are actual bugs and cheats like infinite invisibility, a super speed boost, another to have you never drain any amount of energy and so on. (i also see people say something to the extent of teleporting, but i havent really seen it or know anything about that aspect though, same goes with the people who will have 5000 points in the match within the first minute)
  • Omrikon - March 31, 2011 8:10 p.m.

    What's next? They going to start penalizing people who use the Nanovision to see cloaked players?
  • db1331 - March 31, 2011 5:46 p.m.

    Wow. They actually shipped the PC version with auto-aim intact? What a lazy port. So they shipped the game with an aimbot built in, and now they are banning anyone who used an aimbot that wasn't officially licensed? I need to go check out the Steam forums. I bet they are good for a laugh right about now.
  • DynamicJul - March 31, 2011 5:40 p.m.

    Yeah, I've encountered lots of cheaters on Crysis 2 and became very annoyed. I'm glad they are resetting their stats and banning them.

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