UK developer Facepunch Studios has banned 4,621 players from its open-world survival game Rust using its own anti-cheat software, CheatPunch.
The cheat detection tool started running during the weekend, kicking thousands of users from official servers and notifying them of permanent bans from the game.
Developer Garry Newman said CheatPunch was not a full solution, but would provide a stop-gap until hackers found a way to get around the software. He said however the studio would was "never going to be finished fighting" the hackers.
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