As anyone who has played this game on a server with a population of at least 30 would know this game is filled with hackers. I have gotten so used to it I either don't play or run around as a freshspawn killing people with axes or looting dead bodies. This really ruins this game for me. I mean it is more or less worse than the days (Or Dayzs) when hackers could strip your gear from across the map. I try to be nice to hackers sometimes if I have no chance to kill them. I was being nice (Unusual for me because it's 187 on anyone I see usually) I teamed up with some random guy and we were planning to team up and knock the first person we saw with a gun out. So we run into Elektro. Then a freshspawn teleports to us. So we had nothing to lose we were talking to him (Not talking shit), he did not have a gun. Ya know. Then he told us a friend of him made the hacks for him. He told us what his hacks can do and pretty much what all the hacks do. He can teleport, fly, the thing where they slide really fast, he can see people within 1000 meters, if said people are logging out, where they are, and probably a few other little things. Knowing this I have a few solutions you can prevent, or at least make them less powerful. As someone with about 1200 hours in game I can tell you the pattern I've seen is every update it takes a few days for the hacks to update.
- Unannounced micro-updates: If you were to update the game a small amount every week nothing special, just enough to require hacks to change that would make a lot more work for hackers.
- Better security. Make the game detect if someone if going in a certain direction by foot from one point to another too fast and kick them off of the server. This would make people feel like hacking is a lost cause.
- Better security continued: Get a better anti-cheat program. BE is terrible. I mean I really don't see it doing shit. They do not even talk to people, or tell them why they are ban. They don't even let you talk to a real person. You email them and you get an automated message no human reply.
- Give more power to the non cheating players: Some of the Dayz community really would hate me for saying this although it's the truth. You need to stop fixing duping. With the current situation if hackers are a problem the only way to actually have a fun experience in this game is to have disposable gear. You don't have to make it easy, you don't have to acknowledge it's back you just need to let it happen. People make shit about people exploiting glitches to dupe, but honestly who cares. I've even seen hackers call people out on duping and try to justify killing people with that. It's just not right how people treat it. It will not hurt anybody only help the people who choose to do it. Say I were to knock someone out and get an extra set of gear to leave in the woods just in case real quick who would that be hurting? The people who choose not to do it? I mean it gives nobody any special power in a PVP situation. What it does do is help for when someone gets killed by a hacker. I mean shit makes me pissed and not even want to play this game. Say you have a disease effecting your toe. If you do not amputate your toe you will lose all movement in your leg. So do you amputate your toe knowing you will loose it to save your leg, or do you let them both die? In this example cutting off the toe would signify letting people dupe even though you don't want them to. Losing the leg signifies how all the fun is being lost because of hackers. Hell you can even get rid of duping when there is a better fix for hackers, but come on something.
Any of these solutions would make me happy. To the community don't go getting on the comments section typing fast breathing heavy because you are mad about any of these things offended how you play this game.