Two weeks ago Microsoft released a multiplayer mode for Halo Infinite, the new video game in the Halo series. It was a pleasant surprise for the players, even though most of them feel helpless against hackers and scammers.
According to PCMag, players on PC and Xbox fight opponents in matches using a tactic that makes it easy to bond with players and kill them. These cheats include wallhacks and aimbots that help players aim directly at an opponent.
Cheating is commonplace with PC versions of the games, but multiplayer offers cross-play between console and PC users. Console gamers are therefore compared to scammers on the PC.
- Console gamers can also use third party controllers such as Cronus on which cheats are available. For example, according to a user on Reddit, the controller automatically presses the fire button for your weapon.
So eliminating crossplay wouldn’t solve the problem, according to The Verge.
- Halo Infinite doesn’t use any anti-cheat solutions like Easy Anti-Cheat, BattlEye, or any player-reported detection system, The Verge added.
Instead, 343 Industries, the game’s developers, are using “a server-side behavior-based system designed to detect cheaters and boot out of the game,” the report said. A system that doesn’t work for the users.
Some players use Twitter to vent.
Seeing cheaters infinitely in Halo is very daunting.
– Blueghost (@ Blueghost136) November 28, 2021
just played a cheater on the FIESTA playlist in Halo .. on Thanksgiving …
– NYSL Clayster (@Clayster) November 26, 2021
Played against so many scammers today lol. It’s WILD when you tap everything with Shock Rifle. Would be stupid if there was someone I could report fraudsters to directly. The reporting system also needs to be simpler / less complicated
– G1 Gigz (@Gigz) November 25, 2021
One user tweeted that he found 12 different cheat providers for Halo Infinite that only charge $ 8 a day for additional features of the game and only accept money through Bitcoin.
- The tools advertised are aimbots, wallhacks, infinite ammo, infinite skills, infinite grenades, speed hacks, and even the ability to jump up to five times higher, according to The Verge’s report.
The game is free and all you need is a Microsoft account to play. According to The Verge, even if a player is banned for fraud, they can simply create another account.
According to the report, with more than 250,000 players on its first day, the game was at the height of its popularity. On average, it has hit 150,000 players a day since its release earlier this month.