Outriders launches in less than a week and if you were planning to cheat, be warned: you will forever be marked as a dirty cheater and will not be able to play with players who follow rules through matchmaking.
In a pre-release post on Steam, Outriders developer People Can Fly exposed a lot of information about things like preloading, post-launch support, changes made to the game since the demo and more. A section was dedicated to cheaters. And it seems that People Can Fly takes cheaters seriously. What is interesting about this is that Outriders is strictly a cooperative and solo online shooter. There is no PVP or competitive aspect to the game.
According to the developers, only 0.01% of demo players cheated. But, to be clear, the studio sees you all. All of you. He even chose a cheater who gave himself 600 legendary weapons badly purchased. That’s impressive! (Contact me if you are reading this, I have questions.)
If you decide to cheat, you will not be banned, but you will be punished in other ways. To begin with, cheaters will be kept separate from legitimate players during the formation of matches. People Can Fly warns that this will likely lead to longer waiting times. In addition, a small, discreet but easy to find tag will be added to your HUD. So, if you are a popular streamer, everyone will be able to see that you have been duped.
The devs also laid out what they consider cheating. Here’s the list:
- 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.
If you cheated during the demonstration, People Can Fly is giving you a chance to repent and wash away your sins. Before starting the full game, which will allow players to bring their demo characters and equipment, you will need to delete all characters and items from your entire account. A thorough cleaning. Do this and your account will not be marked as a cheater.
People Can Fly also clarified that cultivating for looting is not cheating. So, feel free to go in search of the Outriders’ loot cave equivalent. And to be clear, cheating will not get you banned. So, if you just want to play alone or with a friend who also cheats, you can still do that. You will be considered a cheater, but you probably don’t care anyway!