Apr 06, 2020 | Updated: 10:23 AM EDT

Players Seek Stronger Anti-Cheat System For ‘Star Wars Battlefront 2,’ Including Filing Of Lawsuits

Apr 18, 2017 09:09 AM EDT


Games always attract cheaters which are why developers are putting in place penalties such as banning players caught cheating. A strong anti-cheat system is being recommended for the upcoming first-person shooter game, “Star Wars Battlefront 2.” The game was announced over the weekend at the “Star Wars” Celebration.

Turned Off Players

The anti-cheat system is the only way for “Star Wars Battlefront 2” to make an impact with players on PC, players say on social media, N4G reports. Gamers warn DICE, the developer, of players who run around with damaged hacks and infinite jumppacks, would ruin the game. The result of cheating becomes rampant is players would be turned off.

Among the recommendation of gamers is for DICE to massively improve FairFight, the anti-cheat system used in the original game. Another one is to dump FairFight and use instead another system such as BattleEye for “Star Wars Battlefront 2,” GameRant reports. Fans are also in favor of DICE following what Blizzard Entertainment did with “Overwatch” cheaters who are named and shamed by the game developer.

Lawsuits Too

But some players want DICE to go beyond naming and shaming cheaters of “Star Wars Battlefront 2.” Besides putting in place a strong anti-cheating system, they also push for the filing of lawsuits which would punish cheaters and deter gamers tempted to cheat. In the original game, “Star Wars Battlefront,” the extent of cheating is so bad that it is next to impossible to find game lobbies without cheaters.

Other players have become so discouraged by rampant cheating that they stopped playing the game. Before DICE releases “Star Wars Battlefront 2” on Nov. 17 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, gamers recommend making split-screen available for all players which is only possible on game consoles. In late February, Ubisoft released the first hotfix for the PC version of “For Honor” including anti-cheating fixes, WCCFTech reports.

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