Dysterra Launches Into Steam Early Access, Servers Promptly Rolled Back Due To Cheaters
Reality MaciQ and Kakao Games’ multiplayer sci-fi survival shooter Dysterra launched into Early Access on Steam on Thanksgiving and immediately ran into problems with cheaters in less than 24 hours. Rampant cheating in the game has forced the developers to rollback the servers to undo any damage caused by players using illegal third-party software.
No players have been banned as of yet, but the team warns players against further use of cheat software. “We will constantly strengthen our security function and try our best to minimize damage from use of cheating programs,” said Kakao. “When we get reports on possible use of cheating system, we will make sure we conduct a quick investigation and take measures.”
Meanwhile, the developers have also fixed several known issues, including rubber banding, abnormal jumps in ranking scores, and a bug that allowed players to use vehicles that they didn’t own. They’ve also updated their anti-cheat program and other security measures to reduce instances of cheating in the game.
Dysterra combines the survival and PvP mechanics of Rust with the armored suits and weapons of Halo with more emphasis on PvPvE combat. Players drop into the game with a rifle and sidearm so they can jump right into the action without having to gather a huge amount of resources to do so. The game’s crafting and building system has also been simplified so players can focus on more important matters such as getting into firefights with other players.
The new survival shooter comes with a $29.99 price tag if you want to give it a go. Reviews on Steam are currently “Mixed” with most complaints aimed at the game’s buggy PvP combat and the fact that the single-player experience requires an internet connection and for the servers to be online. You can check out the trailer below to get an idea of what the game has to offer.