Halo Infinite Consoles Want Cross-Play Disabled As Rampant Cheating Spoils Multiplayer
In short: Halo Infinite developer 343 Industries released the multiplayer element of the Master Chief’s latest adventure no more than two weeks ago. We participated in closed beta, which was a lot of fun. It didn’t take long for the cheaters to mess up the game, however. The scam has become so serious that console players are asking 343 to disable crossplay until a viable mitigation platform is available in-game.
Halo subreddit has been inundated with cheat complaints since Halo Infinite’s multiplayer mode entered open beta on November 15. There are dozens of examples people have posted on social media showing what players are using aiming bots and wallhacks to trick their way to victory. The hackers also found a way block replays in theater mode, making it nearly impossible to report cheaters.
Cheat sellers allegedly Advertising mods that provide endless ammo and even have software to unlock paid cosmetics. You know it’s a bad situation when even your paid content falls apart. According to a report on Reddit, one cheat provider summarized this by stating that Halo Infinite’s anti-cheat is worse than the one that Call of Duty: Warzone was using when it was first released.
@ 343Postums @Unyshek Just picked up another cheater / hacker at Halo Infinite. The Xbox gamertag is EUGENEYY. Let me turn off crossplay until you guys get real anti-cheat. pic.twitter.com/G9hwahtBRK
– Reply (@jcb_response) November 26, 2021
Reddit and Twitter players are demanding that 343 people do something about the scam. At the very least, console users would like the developers to add a cross play switch. allowing they choose whether to include PC players. Others would like to have devotee a report button that they can use during a match.
Neither Microsoft nor 343 have formally responded to reports of uncontrolled fraud. However, if the claims that hackers have mods that can steal makeup are valid, this is likely to be dealt with hastily.
It’s also worth noting that the game is technically still in beta testing. While beta testing is a time to troubleshoot bugs, it is also a time to evaluate performance. Developers are likely to see an increase in fraud and should plan to include mitigation techniques in an upcoming patch. Until then, many players will likely turn off the game altogether.