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.
there is a new type of bots on tf2 "the extermination bot services", they're cheaters but scripted specially to kill other cheaters in any game, they won't kill you, if you see one of them don't kick him, they're friendly with true players, they will help you. pic.twitter.com/M3FSuM4GBu— Mr Quattro (@MR_QUATTRO) September 3, 2020