Looking to cheat in the multiplayer opus Battlefield 2042 next month? You may want to reconsider those plans. Heavily.
With the game’s open beta set to launch in a few days, DICE, the developers behind the forthcoming sequel, have confirmed that it will utilize an Easy Anti-Cheat system, along the lines of what Apex Legends is currently using.
Not familiar with the system? Well, it’s got some detection systems on board that can read cheaters that use illegal tools from a mile away. And what’s more, if you’re caught using one online, you’ll be banned from the game permanently. No reprieve, no coming back, it’s one and you’re done.
Furthermore, DICE has asked for assistance from various members of its community, in case it sees anyone trying to use these systems. They’re also looking for any reports dealing with harassment, though that will be met with a more temporary ban, while monitoring the troublesome players for any behavior changes.
The system itself will be assessed by “teams dedicated to preventing, identifying, and sanctioning cheaters,” according to the developer, and there’s a hefty no-tolerance policy in place. It’s already working to improve these systems as well, with “multiple layers of defense.”
So play fair and you’ll be fine. Let’s see how this weekend’s open beta goes when it launches on October 6th!
Battlefield 2042 releases on November 19 for PlayStation and Xbox consoles, as well as PC.
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