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access_time February 12, 2014 at 1:07 PM in News by Charlie Grammer

Over 4,000 players banned from Rust due to cheating

Cheat detecting software bans over 4,000 cheaters in Rust.

Cheat detecting software bans over 4,000 cheaters in Rust.

Some of you may know that over the weekend the developers of Rust launched a new cheat detection software known as CheatPunch, which is quite similar to Valve’s VAC system in terms of the bans being permanent and incontestable.

Garry Newman stated via blog, “We don’t know how stable it’s going to be, so we’re testing it out on our official servers to make sure it all works before forcing it on everyone else. If you get kicked from the official servers with the message that you’ve been banned then you have been caught. You’re a naughty boy. You know what you have done. You won’t get unbanned. We know it was your 9 year old cousin. We know your computer got hijacked. We know that the CIA is getting you banned from all your games on Steam so you will join them in the hunt for aliens. We’re aiming to get a site set up for people that have been banned so they can go and see proof that they’ve been caught.”

Some people have voiced concerns about false positives, to which Mr. Newman told our friends at Kotaku, “We haven’t seen any false positives yet. I’ve been checking everyone  that has complained and haven’t come across anything. In fact, it seems  like the louder they shout about being innocent the longer they’ve been  cheating. The one thing we don’t want to do is ban innocent people, we  try to collect as much irrefutable evidence as possible before banning  someone.”

He went on to add, “We’re going to be adding a system where people that  legitimately feel like they’ve been banned for no reason can sign in and ask for a review.. and a human will review it. We probably won’t be  providing any evidence, but people will either get unbanned or a ‘nope’  and not be able to appeal again.”

What are your thoughts on this banning system?


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