Outriders Cheaters Will Be Permanently Branded

Outriders Demo

We are now less than a week away from the upcoming shooter from People Can Fly and Square Enix. Fans have been enjoying their time with the Outriders demo for some time now, especially when it comes to how open the developers have been about what they are working on, changing, and more. Speaking of which, the devs have now confirmed that cheaters may want to think twice before cheating in the upcoming title.

Taking to the game’s Steam page, the team at People Can Fly touched on what they have planned for those who cheat in Outriders. Upon closing in on 2 million players, they had noticed 200 players who happened to be cheating, including “the person who gave themself 600 Legendary Weapons.” As for what the team will be doing about cheaters, however, it’s a bit of a departure from other multiplayer games.

For starters, the repercussions will cover an entire account and not be specific to characters. Cheaters will also not be able to matchmake with legitimate players, but they will still be able to play solo and should they wish to team up, matchmaking will probably take “significantly longer.” In addition to this, the Outriders devs will brand accounts of those who have cheated. This will include a waterwark that will be on gameplay footage to let others know said footage is from a flagged account.

The developers also note that all accounts will be checked for any evidence of cheating on April 1st, with regular checks set to take place after that. Any account that is found to contain evidence of cheating after launch day will be permanently branded. If you have cheated during the Outriders demo, however, there is a way to avoid the permanent branding in the main game. All you have to do is simply delete everything. All of your characters, items, progress, etc. must be wiped to clean the slate and start over fresh for the game when it launches next week. That is, of course, unless you want to be branded as a cheater permanently.

Outriders is set to officially launch on April 1st for PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Xbox One, and new-gen consoles. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:

What say you, gamers? Are you going to avoid cheating in Outriders, especially now knowing your account will be permanently branded? Do you believe more developers should be taking this sort of approach instead of banning players, only for them to come back with a new account? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!

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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.


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