First time poster here. I see in the FAQ's on cheaters you have this:
How are you handling cheaters?
We'll be using Gameblocks FairFight server side anti-cheat system. If that's not enough, we will look into EAC as well as other options. We take cheating very seriously and will be doing everything in our power to prevent them from ruining your experience.
My comment for this is its not good enough. Not that using these isn't a great start, but I've played a TON of shooters in my time, and hands down the only thing out there guaranteed to limit the amount of aimbots/esp users is Battleye. 100% EAC is garbage and most cheat sites bypass it easily. VAC is garbage and easily bypassed. Fairfight is good for ragers, but closet hackers can play all day long with no problems. I DO STILL RECOMMEND FAIRFIGHT THOUGH.
Battleye unfortunately is incredibly intrusive into peoples systems, and there is even discussions on how legal some of the tactics battleye takes to ensure people aren't cheating, but I can tell you checking out the cheat sites, if there's a game out there that uses battleye NONE of the cheat sites support it. If someone disagrees with that please let me know. I don't claim to be an expert at esp/aimbots, but I know enough to know Battleye is their worst enemy. If you can find something that says it can get by battleye odds are your looking at an old post or not updated information. no public provider is beating battleye.
I'm not affiliated with that anti-cheat, and have no idea how much it costs the developers. I can tell you back in the day ARK was littered with cheaters, and once they took on battleye cheaters left almost overnight. You'll never protect yourself against all cheaters, and some talented people will make private ones that will bypass anything, but the majority of cheaters will be blocked if using that.
If I can "help shape the game" at all, I promise you look at Battleye and you wont be disappointed. anything else and you WILL have cheaters and a lot of them.
any comments from the community on this? most people that don't like Battleye are cheaters themselves i've found.
Just so you see the worry some people have on the legality of battleye, see this link (though the battleye dev did respond to it..most of the info is in that link below):
Edit: Just to add to the above (which is a 2 year old link so its old info) Battle website has great info about how they treat the users privacy:
As trust is paramount when it comes to anti-cheat, we feel that it is important for us to clarify to all of our users that your privacy is respected and protected by us at all times. There has been a lot of misinformation posted on the internet about BattlEye in recent years and therefore we want to emphasize what exactly we are doing in an unambiguous way without confusing you with typical legal language.
While BattlEye needs to have full access to your system’s internals to have the capability to detect all hacks, we do not look at, check, transmit or even sell any of your personal information, data, documents, credit card details, passwords or similar. Our mission is to provide effective anti-cheat protection, not to spy on you. Besides, looking at your personal information does not help us reach the goal of providing a cheat-free environment in any way, so there is absolutely zero point in doing it in addition to it being immoral.
Like most other anti-cheat solutions, BattlEye has the theoretical capability to transmit flagged executable code to our servers for further review. This is needed to be able to discover and identify new hacks being used. However, for normal users that do not run suspicious software this should never happen and other than that we do not transmit any of your memory contents to our servers.
Furthermore, any data relating to you / your game account is always stored on secure servers. We usually only store data if there is some sort of detection and that includes your IP address, account/in-game name and possibly hardware serial information for identification. This is also mentioned in our EULA that usually comes with the games we support.