The cheating problems for its popular online games appear to have caught Rockstar’s attention after several years of complaints from its players, now it seems the company is taking the issues more seriously with new job listings
Rockstar’s online games in the last couple of years on PC have been a slightly negative experience for some in GTA Online and Red Dead Online. Unfortunately cheaters with mod menus are ruining some player’s enjoyment by using its cheating tools to unfairly grief or even crash a player’s client. Of course, this has led to some criticism in the Rockstar Games community for sometime. But it appears Rockstar Games is addressing the problems very closely with some new job listings relating to tackling its cheating issues on the company’s careers website.
The company is seeking out candidates for a position for Associate Cheat Operations Analysis who will be on the lookout for groups who deem to distribute cheating software online such as mod menus and account services and including a position for Senior Cheat Software Analyst who will also be responsible to produce reports on malicious code used to cheat in company’s online games and reverse engineer any code or software that negatively impacts on their online games.
This move is certainly a pretty big deal for the community as it’s been sometime since the problems have gone unnoticed for years. Perhaps the company higher-ups have taken notice to finally improve its anti-cheat engine after the huge amount of backlash from its players in 2020.
While that’s not all its apparent Rockstar Games have addressed an exploit within the Social Club platform on PC that enabled cheaters to join any player’s session with mod menus – notably used to grief other content creators in the Rockstar Games community. OnlyPvpCat, a popular content creator for Red Dead Online says in his recent video that the blocking feature within the Social Club dashboard in-game completely blocks cheaters from joining a targeted player’s session in a recent update made to the platform.
Hopefully in the run-up to Rockstar’s forthcoming port of GTAV later in the year Rockstar continues to keep improving its anti-cheat to protect its players from nasty cheaters. Really good on the company for listening loud and clear.