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How to avoid cheaters in Splatoon 1

squiddy_splat

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Have you noticed that when you leave a game you find yourself in a new Splatoon 1 game but against the same players who either did well against you, or who did really good against everyone while you didn't do as well? Some players are cheating to force people who don't do as good as them to play with them again. Here are some tips on how to avoid them cheating against you.

The biggest thing to know is to not start a new game immediately if someone has a lot more kills than you. If you wait about one minute, they will most likely be in a new game by then. Sometimes you may have to wait longer if it is taking a while to find players for games.

Another thing you can do is to switch modes. Normal mode is 3 minutes and Ranked is 5 minutes so when your new game ends the cheaters will be in a different game, barring knockouts, so you can return again. This can leave you offset from them for a while.

Alternatively you can visit Judd, order gear, test weapons, etc.

So what happens if the cheaters see this post and try to find me? All non-cheaters win! If they are chasing me then they are not cheating on others from the same game. If they chase me to the other mode (Normal/Ranked) then they are no longer cheating as they normally would.

Hope this helps make the game more enjoyable for you!
 

squiddy_splat

Inkling
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Having earlier had a game with 5 cheaters, I wonder if cheaters actually realize how many people are cheating in Splatoon 1? Cheaters mostly bring me back because they have dominated me in some game. So what happens when I see 4 or more cheaters in the same game? They are getting a much harder game than they thought - but they did ask for it by cheating. I typically sit these games out by standing on the base and let them have that harder fight among themselves. I don't see a need to play a much harder game than I probably would have been matched with if they weren't cheating. Unfortunately I see 4 or more more cheaters more often that I would have thought. Seeing 6 or 7 cheaters in one game is rare although it does happen.

When you see 4 or more cheaters in a game, set down the remote and watch – see what happens when they have to play against each other without being able to harass you.
 

squiddy_splat

Inkling
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I'm finding a lot more games with 5 or more cheaters, and it's harder to find a game with less than 3 cheaters. I guess a lot more non-cheaters are leaving the game for good. After getting 5 cheaters in back to back games of all different names, and seeing the number of games with 5 or 6 cheaters, I'm considering quitting also. I can easily ditch 3 cheaters with the methods above, but when there are 3 more waiting with different names nearly every time, the game is no longer fun. Is this the goal of cheating – to harass non-cheaters so much that they quit playing completely? What happens when there are no more non-cheaters? Do you just say “May the best cheater win”?

I'm disappointed that Nintendo would let this game end disgracefully like this. People who are getting harassed in nearly every game are not likely to buy a newer version to see if they will be harassed again or not. And they certainly aren't telling their friends to come see if they can be harassed too. Being a programmer, it doesn't seem like it is that hard to ignore the “play with friend xyz” codes (or whatever it's called) for those who are not in my friend list. That's all it would take to prevent people from harassing others.

Non-cheaters: The best you can do is not go into another game immediately in the same mode. This makes the cheater decide if they want to chase you or chase others who go into a new game immediately. Hopefully there aren't a lot more cheaters waiting for you in the next game. If there's too many, set down the remote and try again in the next game.
 

Clen4ever

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What I been doing is ban them, and it seems to work for now. It says that there's a low probability of meeting people bathed, but I did not meet any of them. Maybe de best thing is to share hacker's IDs so we can all ban them.
 

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