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There has been an influx of hackers and cheaters. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, players of the game reported multiple instances of people using aimbots and wallhacks to cheat. It is the latest game to be affected by an increase in cheating in the world's biggest PC games.
There are clips on the internet where you can clearly see the players snapping to each other and getting killed. Most of the cheating people are using third-party software on the PC, and it has led many players to call for an option to stop crossplay.
If you're playing solo or in a pair on PC, you'll be able to play in most ranked modes. Cheaters can be found on the console side through third-party controllers like Cronus. The modified controllers allow players to reduce recoil, increase the effects of aim assist, and generally outplay opponents.
Unlike other PC games, Halo Infinite doesn't use an anti-cheat solution like Easy Anti-Cheat, BattlEye, or even a custom client-side detection system. 343 Industries has decided to use a server-side behavior-based system that is supposed to detect cheating and remove them from the game.
Cheat providers are advertising tools that include aimbots, wallhacks, infinite abilities, infinite grenades, rapid fire mod, speed hacks, and even the ability to jump up to five times higher, as this behavior-based system clearly isn't working well yet.
The players are frustrated. Cheaters can easily create another Microsoft Account and keep evading bans because of the free play of the game. 343 Industries needs to get on top of these hacks and detect them properly to avoid a big problem.
On the first day of release, more than 250,000 people played the game on PC, making it the most popular PC game of all time. Since its release, the game has averaged around 150,000 daily peaks.
Cheaters have been targeting games like Call of Duty: Warzone, and many other popular games. Thanks to the new anti-cheat systems, the cheating problems in games like Call of Duty: Warzone and Destiny 2 have improved, but they are still being used by people who want to ruin the fun for everyone else.