Outriders developer People Can Fly has announced that it will permanently brand cheaters and punish them in a number of innovative ways.
Speaking on the Outriders Steam blog, the studio explained that it will put in place a number of systems to deter potential cheaters. As well as branding their HUD with a permanent watermark, players using illicit hacks and cheats will be unable to matchmake with legitimate players. However, users will be able to play singleplayer matches without any penalty.
People Can Fly will periodically check accounts at regular intervals, punishing those it detects are cheating. Anyone who was punished in the demo for this type of behavior will have to restart their progress and delete all characters to avoid being flagged.
The developer outlined exactly what it considers cheaters, which can be seen below:
- 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
Outriders is due to launch on April 1 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.