O beta of the next BF got off to a rough start with server, AI issues and glitches, but it looks like the hackers in Battlefield 2042 Beta are making things even worse. Unfortunately, it's not common to find cheaters in multiplayer games, but early on, hack providers are offering various tools to terrify Battlefield players.
Insider Tom Henderson revealed that at least two major vendors have already started selling wallhacks, aimbots and other cheats. According to Henderson, Battlefield's “Easy anti-cheat” was easily broken and now the floodgates are open.
Hackers in Battlefield 2042 Beta
One user even responded to Henderson's tweet showing aimbot and wallhacks in action through some gameplay footage. That shouldn't come as a surprise, though. As discovered in August, Battlefield 2042 hacks were already being sold months before the game's release.
Hacker sellers openly mocked EA, claiming their “already game was fucked up” from the start, as traffic to Battlefield's cheat sites increased by 400%. Despite all the issues with the beta, DICE reaffirmed that the game is still slated for a full November 19 release.
Many argued that the company should consider postponing the game once more for Battlefield to be successfully released. Now, with hackers plaguing the beta, unless EA and Dice have a trick up their sleeves, it looks like Battlefield 2042 will start to look like Warzone 2021, as cheaters have wreaked havoc on Battle Royale CoD.
Unlike Battlefield, however, Activision is preparing to release a new anti-cheat with CoD: Vanguard that will also be implemented in Warzone. It remains to be seen if hackers will break it too.
Hacks were already on sale before the game
As identified by the website CharlieIntel, a website began advertising “undetectable” cheats, including aimbots, radar and wallhacks and boasting that its “1,2 million registered users” were never banned from a Battlefield. A bold (and probably untrue) claim, as well as the advertisement that his Battlefield 2042 hack has already been "confirmed" as undetectable.
Considering that Battlefield 2042 has so far only been played by a severely limited audience during this month's technical testing, it seems unlikely that the cheat has ever been tested and “validated” (unless the hacker is one of the techs).
As this is a major release in the FPS genre, it's not unlikely that hackers are already keeping an eye on the game and looking for ways to make money from players who don't trust their skills. Major competitors such as Call of Duty: Warzone have been inundated by hackers and bots since its release. The latest, a devastating “silent aim” bot that guarantees to hit targets as far away as “if you're on the same continent as your target”. Activision stepped in to try to take down this “undetectable” aimbot that could theoretically work in any game and on any platform.
Get ready to enter the Battlefields
Similar to its predecessors, Battlefield 2042 is a first-person shooter with a focus on multiplayer. As the game takes place in the near future, it features futuristic weapons and devices like deployable turrets and drones, as well as vehicles that players can drive. Players can now also have a vehicle air-dropped to any location on the map.
The game will have three main game modes: "All-Out Warfare" which encompasses "Breakthrough" and "Conquest", two known modes of the series. In Conquest, two teams fight each other to capture control points on the map; once all control points in a sector are captured, the team will control that sector. In Breakthrough, one team must try to capture another team's control points, while one team must defend them. Both modes can be played against other players or against the game's AI.
The PC versions, PlayStation 5 e Xbox Series X e Xbox series s support 128 players, while versions PlayStation 4 e Xbox One support only 64 players. The final game is scheduled to arrive on November 22nd.