Anti-Cheat Tool to Xenoverse 2 on PC, Possible Implications for Dragon Ball FighterZ

Cheating in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 on PC/Steam makes battles online, ranked and unranked, an abysmal experience for players who fight fair. Luckily, Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced this Wednesday, October 4, they will be releasing a new anti-cheat tool for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 on PC/Steam to combat this issue. The anti-cheat tool is designed to stop online uses of boosters, gameplay alterations and various cheats contributing to an unfair online environment. The implementation and execution of the anti-cheat tool will be seamless and automatically disable cheats. Those users who decide to be persistent in circumventing the anti-cheat tool will be banned by the system.

How will this anti-Cheat tool on Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for PC/Steam work? The game will be updated with the new tool and then scan the game’s binary files to ensure they are identical to the files delivered by the developers automatically. The frequency which the tool will run is going to vary somewhat, but it will not have a performance impact. This is a new tool so Bandai Namco Entertainment encourages feedback and concerns.

From our understanding, this should not effect cosmetic mods so modders who only alter the game for cosmetics reasons (like changing the look of a character) only should be safe. Of course, we’ll have to wait and see what happens for sure as Wednesday rolls around.

Many will are wondering what, why now? Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 was released on Oct 27, 2016 on PC/Steam – almost a year ago! Well, the obvious is to make the online experience for the game fair. New content is coming soon with DLC Pack 5 and even at this point, thousands of people still play the game! We’d guess if this tool ends up being an outstanding one that perfectly counters cheaters then more players will likely return to Xenoverse 2 on PC/Steam.

The secondary reason, we believe anyways, is that there are possible implications for the up-coming Dragon Ball FighterZ. The game will be a competitive fighter and nothing hurts competition more than cheaters. Assuming the anti-cheat tool works as intended, it could be implemented in Dragon Ball FighterZ to make online a hot-blooded, but fair fighting experience from the start!

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is an action-fighting game with MMO and RPG elements in development by Dimps. It was published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in North America on October 25 and in Europe on October 28. The PC version was released on October 28. The Nintendo Switch version was released September 7 in Japan and September 22 in Europe and North America.

Dragon Ball FighterZ is a 3-vs-3 team battle fighting game in development by Arc System Works, the same developer as the acclaimed Guilty Gear fighting game franchise. Dragon Ball FighterZ delivers an explosive, action-packed game that combines classic 2D fighting with advanced 3D character models that look and feel as if they are straight out of the Dragon Ball series. It will will incorporate ultra high-speed battles and various flashy moves, including Goku’s iconic Kamehameha. Dragon Ball FighterZ will be published by Bandai Namco Entertainment in February 2018.