I would really like to know if anyone has ever had a response from a member of Dice's staff on cheaters?
I have read the OUR ANTI-CHEAT APPROACH IN BATTLEFIELD V document, but this really doesn’t explain why blatant cheaters are still playing 6 months after being caught red handed.
I have seen so many players cheating lately and nothing ever seems to happen about it.
Does’ Fair Fight really work??
This isn’t me just being salty it’s just a fact.
I will admit that often when I think a player is cheating, they probably aren’t.
I only expend energy looking into players that are totally obvious to me as being a suspected cheater, then I may call them out on it in chat. This is usually when I get my first clue as to how they respond. Most of the time I will get abuse from said suspect and that often acknowledges my suspicions and gets me to dig a little deeper and spectate them in the server. (Old server admins habit I’m afraid) Shame there are no dedicated servers to play on, that would sort a lot of the problems for me as that’s where I would play.
There are videos on youtube of people cheating from shortly after release that are still actively playing (opp’s sorry slip of the tongue) cheating still today (I’m not saying video evidence is 100% accurate but It’s a good starting point that and player stats)
Is this a resources issue or a anti cheat issue or do they just not care that much?
Why can't we name and shame them? I'm completely okay with them being shamed (and worse) personally. If they aren't cheaters, then I can completely understand. Some of these videos are really obvious though. I know sometimes pro stuff looks sketchy but some of these videos show things that are truly unbelievable like snapping to people who can't be seen, snapping back in forth between two nearby targets without any reason to change targets, 180-degree snaps, etc.
Surely you should be naming these people as a deterrent to others that don’t want a bad reputation.
Also, this would ensure that genuine players are seeing that something is being done about it.
Or there could be a follow up on players that have been reported by you through origin? There could be a reply from Dice to say, after investigation we have established that Joe Bloggs was exploiting, Hacking, Cheating and has now been Banned from Battlefield, at least then you would feel like there is something being done about it.
I know that no game is cheater free but there has to be a better way forward!
One thing I would love to see is the major production houses (EA, Rockstar, Ubisoft, Bethesda, Valve, Naughty Dog, Sega, Microsoft, Capcom, Square Enix, Activison) to name a few. Getting together and issuing a little badge on players that have been caught cheating on their platform in any game! that marker then stays with that person for 5 years no matter where or what they play (call it a badge of dishonour) doesn’t mater what they call themselves it wouldn’t be removable from their account until they have gone 5 years clean.
Just some thoughts what do you guys think?