The free-to-play urban battle royale isn’t even out of beta yet.
Ubisoft recently detailed the ways in which it is working to deal with hackers and cheaters in Hyper Scape while it’s still in open beta. The anti-cheat software BattlEye, and the team behind it, is the game’s primary defence. BattlEye turns on when matchmaking starts, meaning you can use whatever hacks and cheats you want in training or the lobby, but they will be detected when you try to connect to the rest of the world. Detection generally results in an automatic account or hardware ban, depending on the severity of the offence, within a few minutes.
So far, “BattlEye has detected and banned over 10,000 accounts from the game for using cheats. This includes Hardware ID bans in addition to permanent account bans”. Ubisoft has also been following up on cheating reports coming through Reddit and finding that, more often than not, BattlEye has already banned the offenders by the time they investigate. On top of this, over 50 cheat makers have, apparently, been shut down by Ubisoft’s legal team, but the battle against cheaters is never-ending.
A Player Reporting tool, currently missing from the open beta, will be added once the game goes live with Season 1 and Ubisoft intends to improve on its functionality as the Seasons progress.
Hyper Scape is due to launch “soon” for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.