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Captain_Yuri said:

Pretty much. The whole PC = Hackers everywhere thing is overblown imo otherwise people wouldn't be playing many online games on PC. Yet we have things like CSGO, LoL, Dota 2 and tons of other online games reaching new peaks. It is there and it is a thing but most matches shouldn't have cheaters at all and the ones that do... Report and Start a new match.

I'm actually glad we've got some semblance here, because hoo boy, looking at ResetEra's thread on the article, yipes, that don't look civil at all. 

I too think it's quite overblown. I've played many a game on PC, and I've only run into a cheater only 3 times within the past 4 years. It also helps that I don't play games like CoD, or BR games, where cheaters likely hail from, because those types of games are both popular and ultra competitive, which becomes a breeding ground for toxicity and hostility. 

Exactly spot on about the reaching new heights part. We've also got other games out there with far better anti-cheat systems, while Activision is doing nothing about their situation. People should honestly be wringing Acti's neck for this, not the complete ousting of an entire platform, as well as accusing an entire platform being filled with nothing but cheaters.

Btw, page 1-3 is where it starts to hit the fan: https://www.resetera.com/threads/cod-warzone-console-players-are-turning-off-cross-play-to-escape-pc-cheaters-eurogamer.187461/ Just in case you wanna see how things break down for a few users (that site is definitely clueless on this subject, as well as PC gaming in general, so the hostility doesn't surprise me in the slightest, though it does make me cringe). 

Last edited by Chazore - on 18 April 2020

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This is the reason my brother stopped playing online shooters on PC. He said the amount of cheaters is staggering.



Sounds about right. Was one of the first things that came to mind when cross play started becoming more accepted. Gotta have the game set up so every ecosystem/brand is an option to add or remove. Turning off cross play was one of the first things I did for this game.



Yeah it's a known problem on PC. I'm not playing a lot of MP games but I've seen a ton of cheaters on Counter-Strike and TF2 back in the days.

Crossplay is still a cool feature for private matches.



I'd prefer if the game had crossplay disabled as default. Surely with 50 million players there's enough on every platform to fill lobbies. The game keeps trying to force you to use it, with messages popping up on screen etc. It was the same with Fortnite.

I've had 3 games ruined by a hacker so far. It's ridiculous watching them playing with aimbot in the replay, with 30 kills, shooting across the map with an AR, particularly in a game like this where you might have invested 20 mins so far with teammates only to run into a cheater.

I also just prefer not to play against PC players in an FPS. Its not a huge issue in the warzone, but in the gulag sometimes, oh boy.

Edit: why is Ps4 the only platform that has the option to disable it? 

Last edited by Dallinor - on 19 April 2020

 

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Yep cheaters suck. Reason why I gave up on most multiplayer games.



John2290 said:
Couldn't see this coming, who'd have thought cross play between console and PC would be a bad thing.

Crossplay isn't the issue, creating games that are easy to cheat in are. Crossplay has been a feature in Rocket League since day 1 and there are exactly zero cheaters in that game, which is why most people have crossplay turned on.



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Never saw that coming...........
I am fine with cheating if i can also cheat, but when my platform dont allow me to cheat and i am forced to interact with a platform that allows its players to cheat, then we got a problem and it may include you having to issue a refund because of your broken ass one, sided software.



John2290 said:
vivster said:

Crossplay isn't the issue, creating games that are easy to cheat in are. Crossplay has been a feature in Rocket League since day 1 and there are exactly zero cheaters in that game, which is why most people have crossplay turned on.

Oh yeah, Zero cheater but enough bots to topple a Governemnt. 

That's derogatory. We tend to just call them "Diamonds".



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