‘Halo Infinite’ players ask 343 Industries for an option to disable crossplay as cheaters become more prevalent
It has only been a few weeks since the “Halo Infinite” free-to-play multiplayer went live on beta. But players’ encounters with cheaters have already become a more common sight online. And without an ample anti-cheat system, players are asking 343 Industries to, at least, let them disable crossplay.
Players who have had unfortunate encounters with deemed cheating players have shared their experiences online. Others have also expressed concerns about the rate at which “Halo Infinite” cheats became available. The multiplayer open beta had only been live since Monday, Nov. 15. A player said on Reddit that they have found hackers offering cheats for aimbot, wall hacks, unlimited ammo, rapid fire, and speed hacks, among others.
One solution that would benefit all players — on PC and console — is for 343 Industries to implement a strong anti-cheat system. The studio had previously confirmed it would be a feature in “Halo Infinite,” but has yet to offer more details on how they plan on implementing it. So players, mostly console users, are hoping to get the next possible answer to this dilemma, which is to avoid players from PC altogether by getting an option to disable crossplay.
In most cases, cross-platform play is a celebrated gaming feature. However, that is not always the case, especially in online multiplayer games where hacks and cheat codes have, unfortunately, become a common issue. While hacking is not impossible to execute on consoles, they are considerably easier to do on PC. And this is one of the main reasons some “Halo Infinite” fans have started asking the developers for more flexibility in using crossplay.
Aside from entirely turning off crossplay, some fans also suggested that the developers add more crossplay options to “Halo Infinite.” Other games with crossplay have already introduced options to only play with gamers using the same platform or with people who are either using controllers or keyboard and mouse.
The developers have yet to address these concerns and reveal whether they can accommodate these requests. But 343 Industries might still have time to do so, especially with the full version of “Halo Infinite” multiplayer not launching until Wednesday, Dec. 8.