New Anti-Hack Cleaning Up San Paro In APB Reloaded
APB: Reloaded has had a turbulent journey in the world of the free online third-person shooter genre, originally launching under the original developers before closing and re-launching under Gamers First and Reloaded Games. However, there has been one constant throughout the journey that continues to plague the game today, the hacking community.
Almost any competitive game is victim to its community accusing other members of hacking, it's just human nature. But Reloaded Games are taking the battle to the front lines with the introduction of the Fair Fight anti-cheat engine, one of the only anti-cheat options that operates server side.
Part of the appeal to Fair Fight is the naming and shaming that's made possible by the way the program analyzes data. The official website has been updated with 200 names, some with shocking statistics. Some of the newly banned accounts have over 800 hours logged game play, with some accounts being created as early as 2011.
Seems that Reloaded Games are sending out a very simple message. Hack all you want, you will be caught and banned.