The Rust website
details on a new "CheatPunch" an admittedly "stopgap" measure to address the
rampant cheating in the Early Access version of the survival game (thanks
). Here's how this works:
We made our own anti cheat
called CheatPunch last week. We ran it over the weekend. 4,621 people have been
detected and banned.
We don’t know how stable it’s going to be, so we’re testing it out on our
official servers to make sure it all works before forcing it on everyone else.
If you get kicked from the official servers with the message that you’ve been
banned then you have been caught. You’re a naughty boy. You know what you have
done. You won’t get unbanned. We know it was your 9 year old cousin. We know
your computer got hijacked. We know that the CIA is getting you banned from all
your games on Steam so you will join them in the hunt for aliens. We’re aiming
to get a site set up for people that have been banned so they can go and see
proof that they’ve been caught.
CheatPunch isn’t the answer to all of our prayers. It’s a stop gap solution.
It’s going to get rid of a bunch of cheaters, but it’s not hard to get around
(by design). We fully expect cheats to be touted as ‘CheatPunch proof’ quite
soon. That’s cool. We’re never going to be finished fighting.
If server owners want to run it on their servers they can do by updating to the
latest version and running with “-cheatpunch” on the command line.