More Than 4,500 Cheaters Banned From Rust
FacePunch Studios, maker of the Steam early access darling Rust, swings a hefty ban hammer.
In a post on the official Rust website, creator Garry Newman revealed that FacePunch has designed its own anti-cheat software, CheatPunch. The studio began running CheatPunch this past weekend on its official Rust servers and it uncovered more than 4,500 hackers and cheats in the survival sim.
“If you get kicked from the official servers with the message that you’ve been banned then you have been caught,” Newman said. “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.”
Newman acknowledges in a separate Rust forum post that the filthy hackers of the gaming world are undoubtedly well on their way to creating CheatPunch-proof hacks, but promises when they do, “we’ll find another way to detect them.”
CheatPunch will soon be available for Rust server admins, but for now it’s best to stick to FacePunch’s official servers. It’s hard enough to stay alive in Rust without having to worry about hackers.