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It finally happened. I ran into a hacker...
I've been playing this game for four years now, and this is the second time I've run into a hacker. The first time was in 2016 with a speed-hacking Dwight, and since then I've been lucky enough not to run into any. That is, until about fifteen minutes ago.
I'm playing Billy on Sanctum of Wrath, and a poor Bill walks into my chainsaw and lets go on hook. The match had been going on for at most thirty seconds at that point, when suddenly a gen pops on the other side of the map. I didn't think anything of it because it could have been two people, but it didn't take me too much longer to realize something was up.
I down a Nea really quickly and hook her, and then chainsaw to the other side of the map. There are still three gens in that area, and all of them were at 99%. I see another Nea and hit her, and then she just suddenly vanishes. No scratch marks, she was just gone. Within five seconds she unhooked the first Nea on the other side of the map, which I know because I saw a Claudette and started chasing her while that was happening.
I think the Claudette had bad ping because she ran into a wall and then disappeared, which usually means lag, but I can't be so sure about that. I had two totems in my build and I saw the Claudette get both of them on BBQ, but that doesn't prove if she was doing anything. I run into the hacking Nea and she starts looping me on one of those wooden platform structures, and it's obvious she's running faster than me. I eventually hit her once, and then she just zooms to the other side of the map.
By this point the other two had popped all of the gens and the gates were powered. I managed to down the other Nea and hook her, which is when I see Claudette break my second totem. I find the hacking Nea crouching in a bush and down her, and then suddenly she's full health and running to a door. I chainsaw to the door and manage to down her, but then she just heals again and starts tea bagging. I chainsaw her yet again and manage to pick her up, but she escapes the match while still on my shoulder. Fortunately for me the Nea that wasn't hacking tried to sabo a hook for her and ended up getting downed, but at that point I was too shocked to even care.
I wish I could say that I had been recording the game, but I wasn't. I left a report but I'm not sure if it'll get looked into without any video evidence. This is only the second time I've personally run into a hacker, but I've noticed that it's really become a problem lately. Ever since Deathslinger's release, I've seen so many streamers run into hackers that it's not even funny. I hope the Devs do something about whatever software they're using soon, this is getting ridiculous.