The Finals’ Players Are Fed Up Of Hackers And Cheats

The game came out earlier in December.

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  • The Finals is a brand-new competitive multiplayer title released for most modern-day platforms. 
  • The game, being a free-to-play shooter, has been subject to excessive hacking and cheating. 
  • Players voice their concerns over the lack of a reliable anti-cheat program for The Finals. 

Although adrenaline-fueled and highly enthralling, The Finals is currently marred by an excess amount of hacking, cheats, and other exploits that plague the optimal player experience across the board. Hackers rake in kills out of thin air and practically disrupt the playthroughs of those just trying to go through a good session or two. At the moment, the r/thefinals subreddit is filled to the brim with users voicing their concerns on the matter.

This is what you deal with in Ranked.
byu/Nieoh inthefinals

The footage above is from the hacker’s point of view actually, because the OP tricked them into thinking that they’d buy their cheats, as u/Nieoh explains, commenting under a thread. It’s been said that the shared footage is the showcase video sent by the hacker, promising that the buyer of the hack would receive similar results. 

In any case, players have been fed up with this particular system for a while now, with pertinent posts on the aforementioned subreddit dating back to several months ago—some even go on to say that they cannot play any match without a cheater having their way. However, others are of the opinion that changing the server helps in this regard. Allegedly, the Asian region is the ultimate red zone right now.

There is light at the end of the tunnel, though. A little over a week ago, an Embark Studio developer issued an update on Discord, saying that the team has begun “re-upping [their] anti-cheat measures again” after a technical issue that halted work on that front. They further expressed, “Keeping the game a smooth, safe, and fair space for players is our biggest priority.” 

The Finals Dev Updating the Community on Hacking and Cheating
The Finals Dev Updating the Community on Hacking and Cheating

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In other news, The Finals has been greeted well by the gaming community, with over 200,000 concurrent players jumping into the arena-based shooter as soon as it launched. In addition, Embark announced earlier that a total of 10 million players have enjoyed the FPS collectively up until now, a massive feat that signals the rising success of the venture.

The game came out on December 7, 2023, right after The Game Awards event, launching for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC as a free-to-play live-service shooter. eXputer reviewed the title and rated it 4/4, with writer Asad Ahmed remarking, “The Finals has the potential to go toe-to-toe with the kings of the arena-shooter genre, but it has a ways to go until it gets to that level.”

If you’re just getting started with the title, here’s our in-depth guide on all character customization options that you shouldn’t miss out on. Lastly, this expertly written weapons tier list is a good reference point for prioritizing your weaponry selection in The Finals.

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