Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodhunt Developer Details Approach To Anti-Cheat
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Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodhunt Developer Details Approach To Anti-Cheat

Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodhunt Developer Details Approach To Anti-Cheat
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Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodhunt Developer Details Approach To Anti-Cheat

Vampire – Bloodhunt developer Sharkmob recently described its approach to Anti-cheat and gave insight into how it intends to keep the free-to-play battle royale as cleanly as possible.

Online games are plagued by cheaters, particularly those who have a competitive element. Sharkmob has a dedicated team that monitors and checks for hackers and cheaters through various means to ensure fair play and fun. 

This alone has blocked around 755 accounts, with an average number of 50 accounts per day.

However, the developer admits that it cannot win over cheaters completely, but will continue making it as annoying for cheaters as possible by removing them as quickly as possible, which forces them into creating new Steam or Sharkmob accounts to continue playing.

Another part of the Vampire – The Masquerade and Bloodhunt anti-cheat puzzle is examining player behavior to find “impossible patterns and values”. The developer examines the capabilities of battle royale’s top players, which makes accounts that perform twice as well as simple targets.

“This would be comparable to someone being able continuously to break the world record in the 100-meter sprint. This is extremely unlikely. It also technically breaks the laws of physics because it is impossible to move an input device at the same speed as a human. 

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Retroactively, players who cheat are also banned.

Easy Anti-Cheat is another software that is all too familiar to online gamers. It looks for attempts at altering the executable of an online game.

“It can take some time to collect and analyze all of the information, but once we have confirmed the hacks, we activate ban wave katana that bans multiple accounts simultaneously,” says .

Easy Anti-Cheat automatically flags players who use hacks, which makes it more difficult for them to gain an unfair advantage over peers.

However, Vampire: Bloodhunt is growing, so its anti-cheat methods may not be sufficient.

Sharkmob is looking for feedback and considering two-factor authentication.

“Cheating is not allowed in Bloodhunt. We have zero-tolerance for it as it wastes valuable development time and further ruins the experience for our players base,” said.

Vampire and the Masquerade: Bloodhunt is now available on PC and PS5.

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