Fortnite gets Hyperion anti-cheat, Epic Games hopeful of reducing malpractices

The gaming industry has undergone significant changes in the last decade. Recent trends have shown the world that gaming is an effective…

Fortnite gets Hyperion anti-cheat, Epic Games hopeful of reducing malpractices
Third anti cheat will help Epic Games prevent exploitations from cheaters (Image via Epic Games)

The gaming industry has undergone significant changes in the last decade. Recent trends have shown the world that gaming is an effective profession with the opportunity to earn in millions. The competitive esports faction has become immensely popular among the masses.  The dedicated prize pool and other perks draw gamers to the events. However, in search of getting the coveted victory, gamers often resort to using malpractices. Almost every community has a section of gamers using aimbots and other cheats to get favorable results. Fortnite is no exception to this trend. However, Epic Games has been trying tirelessly to reduce such incidents. As a result of this, Fortnite recently received another anti-cheat system called Hyperion. For more Fortnite news, follow InsideSport.IN

With new forms of cheating being developed every now and then, the gaming community is facing a major crisis. The scope to keep the game free from such practices is quite important. Developers promote fair play within the community ever since a game’s release. However, a fraction of gamers tend to think otherwise and actively engage in using third-party assistance to help them secure a win. With the new anti-cheat, Epic Games aims to bring down the level of malpractices that goes on in Fortnite.

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Anti-cheat from Byfron will add another layer of protection in Fortnite

Fortnite already had two anti-cheats, namely, EasyAntiCheat and Battle Eye. This two software were quite effective and managed to fend off attempts to bug the game. However, with time, gamers have come up with several ways to bypass the security and exploit the game. As a result, Epic Games had to implement a third anti-cheat called Hyperion from Byfron Technologies.

 

Hyperion anti-cheat basically focuses on the weak spots of the software and enhances them. The protective layer provided by the software will make the original Fortnite game file potent to the attacks from potential security breaches.

Some of the characteristic features of Hyperion anti-cheat software are listed below:

  • Thwart dynamic analysis attacks with our novel anti-virtual machine and anti-debugging features

  • Curb static analysis with full binary encryption at rest

  • Prevent tampering of your protected code

  • Block untrusted third-party applications

With the addition of this application, Epic Games has secured the in-game files. Gamers can expect the occurrence of cheating to reduce considerably from now on.

For more Fortnite news, follow InsideSport.IN.

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