The sessional team shooter Escape from Tarkov Arena from the Battlestate Games studio is in the closed beta testing stage. The developers are gradually giving access to the game to a small group of players, and among them there are already cheaters.
This problem is not new for games of this genre and Battlestate Games games in particular. The PvPvE shooter Escape from Tarkov has been in open beta testing for a long time, and scandals related to cheaters have repeatedly broken out in it. The developers reported on the fight against them: they banned accounts, strengthened the protection of the game and anti-cheat. The lack of a killcam (a replay of your murder through the eyes of the player who killed you) was considered by players to be one of the problems that prevented them from reliably identifying a cheater. But Escape from Tarkov Arena provides such functionality, and now players know for sure whether they were killed by an honest player or a cheater.
The cheats that are currently available offer a wide range of possibilities: from a full-fledged aimbot to a radar that will simply highlight a player from the enemy team. Judging by some videos (once, two, three, four, five) cheaters don’t even try to hide the fact that they use third-party software.
We can only hope that Battlestate Games will not ignore the problem.