Here are the results of a study on the impact of cheat codes on players
Irdeto, one of the world’s leading digital platform security companies that has recently acquired Denuvohas conducted a study on the effect of cheat codes on players.
The study shows that 60% of players have had a negative online multiplayer gaming experience due to the use of cheat codes by other players. 9,436 of the consumers surveyed also indicated that they would buy less content in that game and even stop playing if they felt other players were getting an unfair advantage.
Of the consumers surveyed online in six different countries, including China, Germany, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States. UU., El 77% of players are likely to stop playing an online multiplayer game if they think other players are cheating y 48% of players are likely to buy less content in the game as a result. This will have a massive impact on the revenue of game editors if the systems are not adequately protected before turnkey.
Let’s get a clear example with Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds and how its developer does everything, and more, to finish with the patch behind your game. Pubg Corp has improved its security measures, its anti-fraud system and has been constantly collecting information on hack developers (and vendors). In fact, it has worked closely with several partners and judicial authorities to bring these malicious software creators to justice.
Fifteen main suspects, including “OMG”, “FL”, “Y”, “Y” and “” were arrested for developing hacking programs, laundering piracy markets and brokering transactions. Currently, the suspects have been fined approximately 30,000 RNB ($ 5.1 million). Other suspects in this case are still being investigated.
Some hacking programs distributed over the Internet include a Trojan named “Huigezi”. It has been found that the developers of this malicious software used this virus to control users’ computers, scan their data and extract information illegally.
By taking up the subject of the study, it was surprisingly also found that only 12% of users have never had their multiplayer gaming experience negatively impacted by other players’ cheatingwhile the 8% say they have always been topped off with some cheero. Millennials are most aware of the impact of cheat codes, where 12% of young people aged 18 to 24 globally declare that their experience is always negatively affected, and only 7% of this age group playing multiplayer games have stated that that he had never had problems. Therefore, it is not surprising that the survey also found that 76% of online gamblers considered it important that online multiplayer games were protected from the possibility that other gamblers would gain an unfair advantage through fraud.
Reinhard Blaukovitsch, Director General of Denuvo in Irdeto, says:
These results clearly indicate that making a dent in online gaming is a growing problem. In addition, the global nature of these games means that it does not matter where the racket is located, that it has the potential to negatively impact other players around the world, and it creates a major disappointment for game editors.
Elmar Fischer, Sales Director for Denuvo at Irdeto added:
If the losers are allowed to thrive, the impact on other players could ultimately lead to less game traffic and a reduction in revenue. Therefore, it is important for editors to secure their games against fraud to guarantee a good experience for players around the world who want to follow the rules.
Despite the negative experiences that many players have and the subsequent impact on the industry, there are still plenty of cheat codes in online multiplayer games. The survey shows that some players have their own experience and desire to win first and foremost. While 57% of players globally state that they have never used third-party tools to cheat, a significant part of 12% admitted to being lazy: take regular action, including modifying game files or using hardware tools to trample. This suggests that you seem to have an attitude of “if you can not find them, listen to them‘Among some players who have taken measures to combat the trampling, even if it means they stand in the way of themselves.
Rory O’Connor, Senior Vice President of Cybersecurity Services at Irdeto, concluded:
Players all over the world clearly know that they are not adequately protected against cheating and malicious complements. This leads to a vicious circle where one in eight players feels compelled to make a dent. Game editors must implement security strategies that prevent computer hackers in multiplayer games from manipulating and distorting data or code in order to gain an advantage over other players and avoid in-game transactions. Brands that put in place the protection that players want will certainly be prevalent in an online gaming sector, each time more competitive.
You can review the survey report in its entirety here.