Stopping cheaters in any multiplayer game is great and a cheat-free multiplayer game is always the goal but sometimes, just sometimes, this type of system might go a bit too far. There is an EA Anti-Cheat system in the works by Electronic Arts according to a patent filed by the publisher that will even monitor your RAM, leading to some concerns.
Before we get to the patent, the reason for concern about the upcoming EA Anti-Cheat by Electronic Arts is simple: When a system monitors RAM for cheats, it might pick up stuff like FRAPS (used as a frame-rate overlay) as well as multiple other overlays including Razer Synapse as a “cheat”.
It is a bit concerning but there was a time that Battlefield 4 kicked players out of a game for using Razer Synapse, for example, so it has happened with Electronic Arts games in the past. However, this may all be jumping the gun a bit as this EA Anti-Cheat isn’t even out yet and a patent has been filed for it recently.
First spotted by RespawnFirst, the patent was filed at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A description of the EA Anti-Cheat system explains:
Although a system like this could potentially kick players or even ban them from the game without them cheating. Hopefully, the EA Anti-Cheat system won’t do that and there won’t be any false-positives when this system gets implemented at an undisclosed date.
Are you concerned about the upcoming EA Anti-Cheat system that will monitor your RAM? Have you ever been the victim of a false-positive? Let us know in the comment section below.