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Windows 10 Now Integrates Its Own Cheat-Detection Capabilities

Question asked by kingfish on Oct 24, 2017

Now I really want to get Windows10 ! Microsoft snooping in my games now... Of course this will not cause problems..what could go wrong?


Cheating is a problem in virtually every online game. While it takes different forms depending on the title in question, I’ve seen farm bots in World of Warcraft and League of Legends and encountered everyone’s favorite: People who use cheats in FPS games to shoot through walls, fire perfect shots from across the map, and/or one-shot everyone in sight with a perfect headshot. Many companies periodically smash these players with a banhammer, but it’s a constant fight between those who want to cheat and those who want to stop them. Now, Microsoft is getting into the fray with its own cheat-detection options, debuted as part of the Fall Creators Update.

Here’s how this new system, dubbed TruePlay, functionally works. Developers are allowed to enroll in the system and designate a game process as a protected process. This “mitigates a class of common attacks.” Additionally, Windows monitors gaming sessions for “behaviors and manipulations that are common in cheating scenarios.” This data is collected and alerts are generated only when cheating appears to be occurring.

Windows 10 Now Integrates Its Own Cheat-Detection Capabilities - ExtremeTech