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How often do you see hackers?


Today, was playing around as the puppers of terror (Demo). Was playing a match and it was going really good. At least for me, not sure about the rest because... trying to kill them. I killed one of the players fairly early, bad luck and also played really poor with a flash light. Soooo they died. Anyway, the other two I slugged because I was looking for my last BBQ stack. turned out the teammate was not even going to help the two slugged, was going to let them bleed out. I figured he found hatch, but it hit. He wouldn't be able to because not enough Gens were done.

Anyway, caught a glimpse of it. It was fast... Like, sonic fast. It was a blur of grey. Then it happened again. Ran right by while the two slugged who got picked up to run around and get gens done because I honestly felt bad because of the cowardly blur.

After a few Gens got done, the two survivors were always running after something. Couldn't figure out what. The grey blur came back once more but this time. It stopped! It was doing the survivor only well known dance of the survivor life. Butt dance. that is right, they butting up and down and all over the place before zipping off again.

anyway, going to get the point. Had a hacker today, he was using a speed hack and was legit zipping around. I got video proof but sent it to DBD support and Steam so they can bad the butt head. How often to you see cheaters and when you do, which is it most. Survivor or a killer with actual proof and not you think because they did good.



  • SilentPillSilentPill Member Posts: 602

    Not often enough I consider it a huge problem. Maybe once a month? Compared to like literally every day in a game like TF2 or something. A few days ago I had a Bill Kobe in my face then teleport himself to the exit gate.

  • The_FloofThe_Floof Member Posts: 43

    Guess he really wanted out lol. Yeah this is the second hacker I have personally caught. First time as killer and first time as survivor. He was laying on the ground after getting down. The killer picked up another person first and hook them, by the time the killer went back he was on the floor on the other side of the map and then just popped up. It was funny but still a dumb thing. when the killer was next to them, he was crouching around like sonic. However those are the only two that I am aware of

  • DragonMasterDarrenDragonMasterDarren Member Posts: 943

    I've only seen confirmed hackers on YT but there have been a ton of instances where i could swear a surv went faster then they should have

  • MomentosisMomentosis Member Posts: 540

    Since I've started, I think it's 4. All survivors. The usual no clip super speed instaheal hacker.

  • redsopine00redsopine00 Member Posts: 562

    I’ve had 2 both times no unbreakable no no mither equipped and running soul guard and I’ve no hex perks active and no one to pick them up suddenly they get up by themselves and escape the question is how do they get up without anything to help them and last one either alive or not hooked

  • boostedsurvivormainboostedsurvivormain Member Posts: 270

    In my 1.7k hours, I've seen two cheaters. A speedhacking legacy Nea, and a guy who head on stunned me for the entire game.

  • indieeden7indieeden7 Member Posts: 1,874

    Only began seeing them after cross play was enabled, always seems to be a tombstone myers that has the ability to teleport you over to him.

  • EchorionEchorion Member Posts: 4,267
    edited January 19

    Only two times in the past month or two.

    One of them was really obnoxious I thought they had adrenaline then I realized none of them had that perk- they just all had a toggle cheat to heal themselves and only waited and timed it to when the last gen popped to make it seem like they were innocent.

    It's usually the same disgusting thing when someone speed hacks and starts flying around the map, which was the other case. They were like "lol what a weird bug dbd sure is glitchy" it's like oh [BAD WORD] right the hell off.

  • Aven_FallenAven_Fallen Member Posts: 7,712

    In 5400 hours at max 10 Hackers. The majority of those in one week, Speedhacks, flying, Billy with Kindred, Zarina with 3rd Year Anniversary Cake... From harmless hacks to gamebreaking stuff, everything.

    But in general, I rarely encounter hackers.

  • oxygenoxygen Member Posts: 2,007
    edited January 19

    I honestly can't remember last time I saw one, it was at some point last year probably around september or something. I don't run into them often at all, at least not obvious ones.

  • VeenVeen Member Posts: 705

    Pretty often, but the devs & mods priority seems to be a swapping cosmetics bug so... Seems it has more impact on other people gameplay than that.

  • JustZed32JustZed32 Member Posts: 203

    i guess i never did.

    but you can never know if they have WH

  • MadLordJackMadLordJack Member Posts: 4,573

    Once every half year or so.

  • bknbkn Member Posts: 227
    edited January 19

    when survivors bring ebony moris 🤷‍♀️

    That one was obvious, but how many cheaters play in a way that you dont notice them?

  • indieeden7indieeden7 Member Posts: 1,874

    (Adding this because apparently I can't reply with just an image)

  • gendossgendoss Member Posts: 262

    The only time I can really definitively say I saw a hacker was when I went against a clearly aimbotting huntress. She downed everybody extremely quickly and her mouse movement was literally 1-1 with the movements of survivors, like literally 0 delay at all. She also struggled finding hooks nearby her and showed general ineptitude with game sense but could somehow turn around and sense the presence of a survivor and follow them with her mouse perfectly through a wall far away

  • MarigoriaMarigoria Member Posts: 1,229

    3.9k hours and I've only went against 5 or 6 obvious ones.

  • SlashstreetboySlashstreetboy Member Posts: 1,818

    I´d estimate that on average, 2-3 per week (at least obvious ones, subtle hackers aren´t always easy to identify).

  • Lazerboy88Lazerboy88 Member Posts: 517

    I only encountered one, during the PTB a claud who happen to disappear instantly around every corner, i had im all ears and eventually caught her when she turn a corner and dove into the ground. Smh then tried to play it off in end game chat as “You fell for my jukes”

  • OldHunterLightOldHunterLight Member Posts: 1,894

    Just this month I've played against 3, 2 were extremely fun to play against (they were flying but then going down by themselves as if I downes them) and 1 was just annoying as heck.

  • YamaokaYamaoka Member Posts: 3,652

    Reality is NOBODY can even realitically know how often they face hackers.

    Hacking doesn't necessarily mean you're flying through the map and using god mode or throwing hatchets as Ghostface.

    Some hackers stick to something like wallhacks and know when to hide it.

    I used to play Wolfenstein 1.0 back in the day and virtually every experienced player had Wallhacks and Aimbots yet only few of the long-term clan players got banned for it because everyone knew when to use it without making it too obvious.

    Ask yourself 1 question: How are you supposed to know let alone prove that one specific survivor is wallhacking if said survivor just disabled the wallhack as soon as 1 teammate died ?

    Or how would you know a 4 man SWF team wallhacked? The only thing you will notice is how difficult it is to "mindgame" them.

    So yeah, I'm fairly sure everyone has faced hackers at this point.

  • BossBoss Member, Trusted Posts: 11,900

    Quite a few achievement hackers, i think about 5 by now. (Maybe more if i would bother more to look at the achievements.)

    One speedhacker. Well, not so much more speed, but moreso zooming across the map in 0.5 seconds.

  • LapisInfernalisLapisInfernalis Member Posts: 1,268
    edited January 19

    Most times I see Achievement or Legacy hackers. Back in the day where there were no servers, I versed maybe 3 lagswitchers.

    The first real hacker I saw, was about a year ago, were a Nea and her acomplice David (both from Windows Store). They were in a swf and at least the Nea hacked. She had hacked Legacy, could fly, had no collision, could insta heal, had an infinite flashlight and could not be hooked. In the end she started the EGC at 5 gens left and escaped with David while the other person and myself died to EGC with over 90s still on the clock. And on top of that I think she ddosed the server as well.

  • JustAnotherAnonJustAnotherAnon Member Posts: 66

    I've only run into the infamous "hatchetface" once. Round was over in about 20 seconds. From what I've heard BHVR has banned him like 30+ times but he keeps coming back.

  • YordsYords Member Posts: 2,403

    Very few times. Just ran into one yesterday. The last time I saw one was almost a year ago.

  • HellDescentHellDescent Member Posts: 4,171

    I saw one once a few years ago on ps4. It was lagswitching huntress

  • AldoferAldofer Member Posts: 458
    edited January 19

    can't really time, with 100% proof they were hacking is super rare (and sometime i even get to kill them)

    But sometime survivor gain speed when in the open in a very weird way (no they didn't have sprint burst i checked at the end screen), can't tell for sure if they are a hacker or something else

  • EvilJoshyEvilJoshy Member Posts: 2,995

    I've had the game for about 4 years and I've only run into 2-3 people who were certainly hacking. I have seen a lot of shady stuff that looked suspicious but not enough to file a report.

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