Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Valve on Countering Cheats

If you haven't already seen this post over at Blue's News (what's wrong with you? all the cool kids go to Blue's News), you really need to take a moment and check it out.

So some bad news: any hard-coded detection of spin-botting leads to an arms race with cheat developers – if they can find the edges of the heuristic you’re using to detect the cheat, the problem comes back. Instead, you’d want to take a machine-learning approach, training (and continuously retraining) a classifier that can detect the differences between cheaters and normal/highly-skilled players.