Facepunch Studio’s Apocalyptic Game Rust
One thing that can be annoying about online games and gaming in general is cheating. It will always be there in games and while companies like Steam have VAC (Valve Anti Cheat) sometimes cheaters and hackers find away around this. Well the guys at Facepunch Studios have had enough and to stop cheating in their latest game Rust that was released on steam last month, they have launched CheatPunch. Although Rust the apocalyptic survival game, has only been on Steam’s Early Access for a month it all ready has sold over 1 million copies and with that many copies of the game being sold and that many people playing cheats and hacks were bound to make their way into the game.
Enter CheatPunch, which is Facepunch’s way of dealing with player cheating, hacking or modding within the game. Although founder Garry Newman admits that CheatPunch is just a “stop-gap” and cheaters will find ways around this new anti cheating software, it did over the weekend of CheatPunches launch catch and ban 4,621 players for cheating. Mr Newman went onto say this about CheatPunch and those who claim to be wrongly banned;
“If you get kicked from the official servers with the message that you’ve been banned then you have been caught. You know what you have done. You won’t get unbanned. We know it was your 9-year-old cousin. We know your computer got hijacked. We know that the CIA is getting you banned from all your games on Steam so you will join them in the hunt for aliens.”
Of course with this sort of amount of banning their will always be complaints from caught players who claim they weren’t cheating, to this Mr Newman revealed that Facepunch is in the process of setting up a site banned players can go to and see the proof that they have been caught. Like stated before Mr Newman knows that this is only a band aid over the problem and players determined to cheat will find a way around CheatPunch to this Mr Newman said ” That Facepunch would be there to meet cheaters with new methods of restrictions, we are never going to be finished fighting”
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