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Battlefield 1’s anti-cheat software, FairFight, seems to be gunning for legit players

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Some legitimate players have apparently been getting hit with FairFight bans in Battlefield 1 for playing too well. 

Why not play through our list of the best FPS games, but try not to be too good, eh?

The anti-cheat software uses algorithm-based analysis to judge a player’s skill, taking into account shot distance, kill streaks, probability, and more, while comparing the stats to global statistics from across the game. If it determines your stats are helped along by a cheat, you could face a permanent ban.

As Kotaku report, kl-Spazmo – a Battlefield players with over 2,800 logged across the series – is one of the legitimate players who has seemingly been caught by FairFight’s eye of Sauron.

He has since released video footage to prove he wasn’t cheating. Him and his friend were banned during a Conquest match on Amiens.

It’s not the first time something like this has happened, either. Last year, a player called SpartanHoplite got a permanent ban for this devastating 133 kills, 6 deaths gunner run.

It’s clear that anti-cheat is needed, but it’s not good at all that legit players are being caught in the crossfire.

If I bought a game at launch and couldn’t play it because some algorithm deemed I was too good, I’d be pretty pissed. Luckily for me, there’s no chance of that happening.