Battlefield 2042, the seventeenth installment of the Battlefield series of first-person shooters, is set to launch on Oct. 22. And while it promises to offer a brand-new online multiplayer experience, that experience could be ruined because cheats for PC game are already being sold.
As GameRant reports, a cheats website we won't name is listing a range of cheats and hacks for the game including aimbots, cheat radar, and extra sensory perception (ESP) features, all of which offer an unfair advantage when playing online. The website is very confident in its offering, stating, "Our BF2042 Cheats will help you take out the enemy with any weapon, including assault, sniper, vehicles, etc. Our cheat features also include ESP to help you see the enemy at all times and a triple secure anti-cheat measure to keep you undetected and your account ban-free."
It may seem unbelievable that cheats exist for a game nobody has played the final build of yet, but the cheats website in question has been discovering/creating cheats for Battlefield since 2006. They know how developer Dice works, how its game engines function, and the type of mitigation features implemented to try and prevent cheating. They also state the cheats are confirmed to be undetected, meaning Dice won't know you're using them.
Having just one player cheating online is enough to ruin a gaming session, but this particular website has over 1.2 million registered users. Even if just 1% of those users decide to purchase and use the cheats in Battlefield 2042 on launch day, it's going to be a bit of a disaster for Dice and publisher EA.
The good news is, Dice is even more experienced than the cheat makers, so even if these pre-release cheats work, it's probably not going to take very long to shut them down with a patch. There's also nothing to stop Dice from purchasing the cheats just to find out what they are and potentially how they work. They are scheduled to be released when the beta goes live for everyone who pre-ordered the game.
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