Crytek working to remove Crysis 2 exploits

Series developer says it's taking cheating "very seriously" and that it will penalize offenders.

Crytek's urban jungle shooter Crysis 2 landed last week behind a warm reception. In addition to a single-player campaign, the game boasts a multiplayer component, which is currently being slammed by exploits, says Crytek.

Crytek working to remove exploits and slam cheaters.

A message on the Crysis 2 portal of Electronic Arts' website states Crytek is aware of the exploits currently active in the game and that the developer is working to permanently remove these opportunities. Additionally, Crytek said it plans to penalize those taking advantage of the aforesaid exploits.

As for the game, Crysis 2 sees players fend off an alien threat once again, aided by a nanosuit that grants the user superhuman abilities ranging from speed boosts to active camouflage.

For more on the title, check out GameSpot's review of Crysis 2.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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plaintomato
plaintomato

@damien6977 I did cite a source, Crytek. See the link in the post immediately below your own. Activision "milks more money" by raping their franchises, Crytek makes good games and deserves to get paid for it.

damien6977
damien6977

@plaintomato Cite sources of that data or else it's just hearsay. I for one, bought it and most of the people that I know, did also. In this day and age, pirated software will always be a problem no matter how hard they try and stop it (screwing the paying customer over more by doing so with invasive security measures.) So I take it you're probably getting this information from the publisher hype machine, because the only reason they wanted to go to consoles is to milk more money. Because even as a watered down console port, the PC version of Crysis 2 is still leaps and bounds better than the consoles.

plaintomato
plaintomato

@damien6977 The PC gaming community embraced it? Yeah, people are quick to embrace free things. More copies were pirated than sold. @TheTrainer1980 Name the last AAA FPS that was a PC exclusive. And the one before that? Think on it now. Single Player PC exclusives are dead because of piracy. That said, your missing out. Even if it isn't as good as the original Crysis, it is easily the best single player FPS campaign in a long long time. The only one I've played through twice since the Orange Box.

TheTrainer1980
TheTrainer1980

@damien6977 I know Crysis 2 is a step backwards for computers. I've read that Crysis 1 looked a lot better and also taxed then computers a lot more then Crysis 2 does. I hear it's not even that good of a shooter either for the consoles, it's just a clone of Call of Duty. I was really having high hopes for this game because of part one. Sadly my PC wasn't good enough for part two, so I was looking forward to the XBOX version, but after the reviews, I'll pass and wait until it's $25.

damien6977
damien6977

@TheTrainer1980 There's no reason why this game shouldn't have shipped with DX 11 and an editor for mod support. SLI support should have also, but that has more to do with drivers than anything. The very fact that Crytek did these things is a slap in the face to the PC gaming community who embraced their first installment of the series. How many console players were actually looking forward to this game? Let alone actually KNEW about it? (Obviously not counting people that frequent these types of sites) I can guarantee that number is dwarfed by the amount of PC gamers excited for it, who pre-ordered months in advance, only to be left out in the cold so Crytek can baby the consoles. As far as PC gaming goes, it was a step back, not forward. Don't get me wrong, I've played the game and enjoyed it, multi-player and all. But as a PC gamer I expect more than a console port, especially from a company that is known to push the graphical boundaries of PC gaming. If I didn't want that, I'd be a console gamer.

smellyfeet
smellyfeet

didnt even know there were exploits

RunningMansKid
RunningMansKid

Hmm... what exploits.. I honestly have had no problems with the game besides being killed from behind a million times lol

Marky360
Marky360

@MW2ismygame well if your going to be stupid and allow developers to release half-assed unbalanced glitchy products then thats your own problem personally I don't by half-assed products.

kenmanius
kenmanius

I don't know what "exploits" they are talking about. I just know that the last 2 games I played had one guy running around non stop at blazing speed and the other someone was using an aimbot. Every server has a hacker in it so I just stopped playing. Nevermind the grocery list of other problems this game as. Until most of the stuff gets patched I'm just gonna have to disregard this game. I was hoping it would be taken care of by this weekend, but who knows.

MichaelChainsaw
MichaelChainsaw

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DitchyJ
DitchyJ

Its funny, I kicked out of a cod game on xbox live when i caught a clan on my side using a rapid fire mod for single shot weapons. I simply called them on it, and next thing i new i was kicked lol. I was an idiot and didnt think of watching the video after :( Anyone who uses exploits regardless if the developers didnt patch it to start off with - should be kicked without warning. If you are aware that you have found a bug and are using it to your advantage then clearly you are not in the right. All those trying to justify it and say its ok are mongs lol

Tha_DRP
Tha_DRP

I hope they fix the multiplayer issues up, I got a good connection for gaming and it still doesn't help when I can't stay connected to games or everything is just so chopped up that it's impossible to sink a clip into someone 5 feet infront of me, but otherwise I love the game, and I will still play it, but please do somethin' about it!

MW2ismygame
MW2ismygame

@Marky360 while true it is not the players fault that they are in the game its the developers, there is no reason that you should cheat or use exploits there are so many other things i would like to say about your comment but i think i can just say that is is a very idiotic and illogical standpoint

Laramer
Laramer

I'd like to be able to play the game in multiplayer without being knocked off within the first few minutes, getting a message that my connection has been lost. No such problem with other games, only this one. Due to this, my multiplayer experience with Crysis2 is a big fat zero.

BigJohnWV
BigJohnWV

@TheTrainer1980 Uh technically EA owns DICE. Cryotek and Bioware are different in that they do work with EA but DICE is owned by them. And as for Bad Company 2 not having any major bugs....have you ever played the game? The online has had bugs since day one, hell for over a month after the NAM expansion came out the stats and unlocks were messed up.

Marky360
Marky360

I don't think it's fair to punish people for using exploits that were already in the game. It's not there fault Crytec didn't play test there game well enough to know there were some unfair advantages to be had in the multiplayer but if these exploits are the result of hacking the game then these people should be fully punished.

TheTrainer1980
TheTrainer1980

@gbrading It's funny you've said such words. My girlfriend asked me the same thing when I brought the same subject up to her. What do people get out of this? My 9 year old son would love to grief in Battlefield 1942. I've seen him set TNT on his own teammates planes and blow them up while they took off. I asked him why he enjoyed it and he couldn't tell me. He thought it was the funniest thing. After that I took the game away. Since I don't think any 9 year old should play my games. (Meaning, a lot of younger people cheat or grief) But to go back to what you've said, who knows? It's annoying. Just like when I played Torchlight and the new Poker game for XBOX. The first day, both games had people in the upper 100 million for score/money. I guess the don't have a large enough "e-pen" eh? lol

gbrading
gbrading moderator

I always wonder what the cheaters themselves get out of this. Do they feel powerful? Do they do it because they get a kick out of ruining other people's fun? The psychology of why people do I think is something that needs addressing.

TheTrainer1980
TheTrainer1980

Check out this link. Someone recorded a guy using an aimbot and it's so sad that the people spawn and die, there's piles of bodies and I can't believe nothing's being done. http://www.xfire.com/video/43f516/ No this isn't spam, it's a real site with about a good 6 minutes of this cheater caught, and I couldn't be happier they recorded him. Or another cheap thing people are figuring out is being able to shoot with their cloak and armor on. :(

TheTrainer1980
TheTrainer1980

@Valen_Ca I would rather have the game work with no bugs then have the spoiled people complain about their SLI. If you think about it, there are so few people with dual-videocards that it's not as important as fixing bugs and exploits. I believe, in time you will get your fix, along with DX11.

TheTrainer1980
TheTrainer1980

@MichaelChainsaw You do know that EA did not produce any of these games. It's CRYTEK and Bioware. I wish you would understand the difference of a publisher and a developer. Stop blaming EA. If that's the case, then Bad Company 2 is horrible as well since EA "made" the game, even though it was DICE and their games are pretty flawless with no issues or bugs. Learn the facts of things. I know you probably own more then your share of EA games.

marine211
marine211

that's a bunch of BS, either game company's don't take action against cheaters or THEY BARELY HELP!!!

enigmaticvortex
enigmaticvortex

Fixing exploits and all is nice but how about making the multiplaye freaking playable?! Worst-multiplayer-launch-ever! I can barely connect to any servers and I still have yet to play with less than a 100 ping. Oh yeah and the sli/xfire seizure inducing strobe glitch. And it would be nice to be able to melee reliably......

MichaelChainsaw
MichaelChainsaw

@Nemesis4747 - You are dead right there. Every EA game I have played in the last few years has had major glitch issues. DragonAge II had the worst ones.

MichaelChainsaw
MichaelChainsaw

The game is littered with Glitches. I have been stuck in midair during multiplayer. Been able to walk through walls and the ground, Had my bullets not inflict any damage in single player... and on and on and on. Crytek needs to punish themselves.

a_tiger101
a_tiger101

All my friends have been playing it for free for days lol .. It's about time crytek!!

Hercules321
Hercules321

It would have been funny and jacked up if Crytek made an announcement today saying that they would be releasing a DX11 patch that would go in effect today. Then later tonight say that it was an April Fool's joke.

daub11
daub11

that is the type of game that i have been wanting to buy and i want to get it just because of the game play and the graphics and how it's played out.

doomedlife
doomedlife

He probably aslo means the fact that people with the game cracked play on multiplayer.

Valen_Ca
Valen_Ca

Here is an idea guys, maybe while you are at why don't you fix the multi-GPU issue so that those of us with Crossfire and SLI don't have to cripple our systems to actually play the game.

tyskenfan
tyskenfan

Exploits? I haven't seen any exploits yet. But there is massive lag, and A LOT OF IT!!! Fix that Crytek! And btw, snipers suck in Crysis 2

ICE_PREDATOR
ICE_PREDATOR

I think the exploits were left there intentionally to let people play for a while .. like a mp demo .. and then cut them of so they would buy it (those who liked it). marketing strategies ... loose a bit of money now to gain a lot more later. anyhow if your rig is capable of playing the game at maximum details i think it's worth the money.

geord666
geord666

there's nothing wrong with the graphics its just all you hippies like looking at trees and rivers. i prefer the bleak setting, the evacuation zones, the ground being ripped apart and the buildings collapsing. the only real question for me is why have the ceth ships and exosuits changed from the first? i prefer the new ceth soldiers but i prefered the old octopus style ships. and the multiplayer is amazing, theres not many other games i can kick a car off a parking complex and squash 2 campers down below. the only problem i have with this game is the lack of theater mode! there would be so many more epic kills in this game that need to be shared!

BlackSnake123
BlackSnake123

have not tried the multiplayer,but the singleplayer disappointed me.

mardinn
mardinn

April Fools!! xD btw DX 11 is still waiting for to be released for the PC Crytek.

charlieboomboom
charlieboomboom

alot of pirates means alot on online matches, other players. Would like to know how many is left, after crytek kicks them all out.

Zephol
Zephol

death all cheaters!

damien6977
damien6977

Or, how about giving us DX 11 support?

madskills6117
madskills6117

I'm enjoying the single player campaign and multiplayer as well (ps3 version). Glad to see Crytek is supporting the game.

Uhagi
Uhagi

I wish they could do this will all online games

ryguy96
ryguy96

i really thought this would be good but whatever just gana have to wait till battlefeild 3 now that game looks like the game of the decade

oneligas
oneligas

the other meaning of PC is Professional Cheaters and those guys are jerks

RadicalToenail
RadicalToenail

@TheTrainer1980 Fo' sho'. It's too bad Crytek decided to go that route. There was so much potential for Crysis in a city setting. Hopefully the modding community will make that annoying $60 price tag (for PC) worth while...

TheTrainer1980
TheTrainer1980

I wish people would stop comparing Crysis 2 to Battlefield. They are both shooters, but not even in the same class. Crysis 2 is a lot more like Call of Duty, and they did that on purpose to cash in on the already over worked nipples of that cash cow.

DAMSOG
DAMSOG

@Nemesis4747 Would have to agree, the blight that is EA shows no sign of slowing down. I believe they are responsible for pushing developers into rushing products out into the market that clearly have not been finished. Crisis 1 was an epic masterpiece but the sequal is a rushed out title not worthy of the crisis banner.

HappyApryl
HappyApryl

I was totally excited for this game, but its meh compaired to what else is out there right now. I also find it much more linear than the first one, which was also a let down. Wish I would've waited till the price dropped.

chadsk8r24
chadsk8r24

Crysis 2 is amazing. I love it but I'm looking forward to Battlefield 3 now