343 promises to tackle Halo Infinite cheaters

343 promises to tackle Halo Infinite cheaters

The developer of Halo Infinite, 343 Industries, has said it will be taking efforts to address cheating within the shooter.

Taking to Twitter, community manager John Junyszek said that sadly cheating is a part of free-to-play titles and that the studio will be releasing updates to tackle this issue. One issue is the lack of functionality to report bad actors in-game, instead having to go to a separate website to tell 343 about cheaters.

"Unfortunately, cheating is a natural part of supporting a F2P PC game and it's one we anticipated," Junyszek wrote.

"It'll never go away entirely, but we're prepared and committed to releasing consistent improvements to our game’s systems and taking action on bad actors."

He continued: "Jumping in to clarify that the wording of "improvements to game's systems" includes not only our anti-cheat, but the rest of the game as well. It's worded this way because we don't take a "single feature" approach, but a game-wide approach to anti-cheat."

Halo Infinite's multiplayer beta launched in the middle of November, attracting 272.6k concurrent users within its first day.

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