China: Game over for a vast network of video game cheats

China: Game over for a vast network of video game cheats
China: Game over for a vast network of video game cheats

End of game for the “Chicken Drumstick” network. Following an operation carried out in collaboration with Chinese tech giant Tencent, Chinese police in Kunshan city on Wednesday halted the illegal trade in the “world’s largest network” for the distribution of cheating solutions. of video games. It has amassed more than $ 76 million in revenue by selling subscriptions to cheat solutions in hundreds of regions and countries, reports the BBC. Players were buying them for prices ranging from $ 10 per day to $ 200 per month. This software was used in several multiplayer games, such as “Overwatch” or “Call of Duty Mobile”.

The raid led to the arrest of 10 people, the discovery and destruction of 17 cheat solutions, as well as the seizure of $ 46 million in property, including a number of luxury sports cars.

Despite the success of this police operation, cheating in video games, which spoils the gaming experience of other players, should not end.

This is not the first time that Tencent has worked with the police to eradicate this phenomenon. In 2018, the company attacked cheaters in the game “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds”.

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