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Team Fortress 2 community introduces anti-cheating bots

Team Fortress 2 community introduces anti-cheating bots

Fans of Team Fortress 2 have come up with a novel way of fighting cheating in the team shooter.

In a post on Twitter (below) – as reported by PCGamesN – one fan spoke about the Bot Extermination Services, aka bots that are programmed to target anyone whose behaviour seems strange. Ironically, these scripts can cheat, heading straight towards anyone who is likely to be cheating.

It's unclear where these bots have come from. Some believe they were created by Team Fortress 2 cheats merchant LmaoBox.

Earlier this year, the game had issues with racist bots in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests across the world. Developer Valve introduced new measures to try and tackle the problem, making it easier to enable and disable voice and text chat in the team shooter.


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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