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Hacker banwave hits apex legends. Hilarity ensues.

DrEvil

Developer
Verified
Oct 25, 2017
798
Canada
HWID is a hash based on the cumulative components in your PC. If you change a single component, your HWID changes.

New video card? It’s different.
New ram? Different.
Remove a pci card? Different.


No single piece of hardware actually gets banned, so buying used components from a banned machine carries zero risk of being banned yourself.
 
Jun 10, 2018
289
Whelp, they shouldn't have been cheating in the first place. It's their problem. I have no sympathy for people who were actually cheating in a multiplayer game. I don't understand how someone can find that fun.
 

Zach85

Banned
Oct 30, 2017
56
They really need to do this same thing on battlefield v pc servers - absolutely full of hackers
 

maximumzero

Member
Oct 25, 2017
8,955
New Orleans, LA
Nothing will ever beat the feigned innocence of the individuals caught with their pants down when Xbox 360 ban waves occurred, but these are still damn entertaining.
 

Genryu

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
478
Oh man, there's nothing I love more than a good banwave and all the bullshit that flows from the people banned afterwards.

 

aspiegamer

Member
Oct 27, 2017
5,503
ZzzzzzZzzzZzz...
It is definitely a thing for free-to-play games, but there are two issues concerning it in general: (1) hardware ID spoofing, and (2) that it limits repeat-sales of a game and/or its in-game purchases. People who can afford to cheat can likely afford to (and will) spend money on the game--if not once, several times.

The upside of this is the corollary: cheaters tend to lose lots of money. See /r/vac_porn as an example.
This is my new favorite sub. Thank you.
I'd pay cash to watch a meltdown that good.
 

RyanG

Member
Nov 1, 2017
730
Didn't realise hardware ID banning was even a thing. Needs to be much more widespread! Zero tolerance in my opinion for cheaters. You wanna ruin the game for other people? Get fucked. Cheaters on PC is why i do all my multiplayer gaming on console but now that crossplay is becoming a thing i've been concerned about that spilling over into my games.
 

FallenHeroX1

Banned
Oct 27, 2017
1,290
I mean on one hand I don’t feel bad for them, on the other I am giddy with the urge to mock them. If only there was a way to combine these two hands to create some form of noise that would allow me to express myself.
 

ken_matthews

Member
Oct 25, 2017
231
Do these people ever talk about why they cheat in video games in the first place? Is it just a competitive thing, or is it just trolling?
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,424
Do these people ever talk about why they cheat in video games in the first place? Is it just a competitive thing, or is it just trolling?
Their enjoyment stems from making others miserable/angry and they relish over having an advantage playing competitively while getting away with it.

I imagine these cunts exhibit a whole plethora of undesirable traits in their daily lives.
 
Oct 27, 2017
4,281
If someone get's banned on Easy Anti-Cheat, are they still able to play other games with EAC or are they banned for every game that uses it, like with VAC?
 

CrusoeCMYK

Member
Oct 25, 2017
438
I love this kind of stuff, reminds me of Gary addressing false ban complaints from hackers in Rust :










 

Z-Beat

Member
Oct 25, 2017
16,865
Do these people ever talk about why they cheat in video games in the first place? Is it just a competitive thing, or is it just trolling?
It's effectively the same mentality you have for a single player game when you change the difficulty to easy or enable a bunch of cheats, but it's in a multiplayer environment. They don't care that the other people are real, they'll do whatever they want as though this instance of the game is only for them.

The weirder question is how they don't understand why they aren't allowed to cheat in a multiplayer game. The logic of "I paid for the game so I don't have to follow your rules" makes no sense.

To steal a quote from the Super Best Friendcast:

"If I hold a fancy dinner, and you pay a ticket, and you come in and stab a guest and shit on the floor, you WILL be asked to leave."
 

Nintendo

Member
Oct 27, 2017
9,838
Do they ban people who party up with cheaters too?


They need to public shame cheaters like in Rainbow Six!

 

poindexter

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,290
WTF? This is anti-consumer behavior and shouldn't be tolerated. Gamers should be able to enjoy games the way they want without being persecuted for it.
 

Kaffeemann

Member
Oct 26, 2017
739
Germany
HWID is a hash based on the cumulative components in your PC. If you change a single component, your HWID changes.

New video card? It’s different.
New ram? Different.
Remove a pci card? Different.


No single piece of hardware actually gets banned, so buying used components from a banned machine carries zero risk of being banned yourself.
Interesting, I didn't know that. So a really rich cheater could just replace any hardware component and continue cheating. At least it will cost them.
 

regenhuber

Member
Nov 4, 2017
2,668
How big of a loser do you have to be cheat in a fucking videogames.
I used to a pretty decent FIFA Seasons player. From FIFA10 to FIFA14 I always reached Division 1.
Was like my favorite hobby but I had to quit one day, because the cheating & cheesing got too bad.
Lag switching, abusing the pause button, playing distracting noises through the headphones.... it was no fun anymore.

Fuck cheaters.
 

Spartancarver

Attempted to circumvent ban with alt account
Banned
Oct 27, 2017
3,453
Imagine spending real money to cheat at a free videogame lmao

Bitchass hackers stay losing forever
 

MrCibb

Member
Dec 12, 2018
989
UK
If you need to cheat to feel success and feel good about yourself while playing a videogame, and to ruin everybody's else's experience at the same time, you're pretty pathetic. Glad that Respawn are being so harsh on these people.