Cheaters suck and while there haven’t been many cheaters in the Outriders demo (People Can Fly says there were 200 cheaters when the demo hit two million players), the studio is ready to tackle the issue of cheaters head on.
As Outriders releases, People Can Fly will be placing account-wide flags on those who are found to be cheating, or did cheat in the demo. The repercussions are two-fold: first, cheaters can’t matchmake with non-cheaters, dooming them to either a single-player only experience, or playing with the other dregs. Second, the HUD of a cheater will have a watermark showing that they are a cheater, so if someone posts a video or screenshot of their gameplay, everyone will be able to see it.
“Any account logs found to have evidence of cheating on them on or after launch day will be permanently branded.”
For those who decided to cheat in the demo for fun or whatever, People Can Fly is offering a way out: if you delete all your characters and items on your account, they will let you start with a clean slate.
People Can Fly made a list of what they classify as cheating:
- Intentionally running the game on PC without Easy Anti Cheat (EAC).
- Modifying game files to enhance a character: levels, skills, inventory, etc.
- Externally modifying game time to reduce time dependent features such as vendors and challenges.
- Using a trainer program or similar to gain advantages within the game.
- Using gameplay altering programs such as aimbots or wallhacks.
“We reserve the right to update and change this policy in future,” People Can Fly said.