Windows 10 Fall Creators Update includes new anti-cheat feature

Randall Craig
October 20, 2017

Fairly enough, Microsoft does explain TruePlay in details on an MSDN page, saying the true objective of the code "provides developers with a new set of tools to combat cheating within their PC games". The new tool, called TruePlay, runs games in a protected environment and monitors actions to look for cheating behavior. While most of the new additions are obvious, Microsoft quietly added an anti-cheat feature for games. VG247 reports that Microsoft is now documenting its new "TruePlay" anti-cheat feature, and it's designed for game developers to combat activity like aimbots or wallhacks. These data will be collected, and alerts will be generated only when cheating behavior appears to be occurring.

Microsoft says the data will only be shared with the debs once TruePlay has determined cheating has taken place. This won't prevent any software from running necessarily, though it will disable any portions of a game that have TruePlay protections enabled.

If you own a Razer laptop, then you might want to bear in mind that there's (allegedly) a serious problem caused by Windows 10's latest Fall Creators Update. In case that's not sufficiently reassuring, players will also have the option of opting out of the monitoring completely-and because TruePlay is not a "block on launch" system, as Microsoft put it, developers will have the ability to protect only the parts of their game that actually need it. Microsoft was supposed to share more information about the feature with the Insiders however the company didn't. The only other known workaround at this time is to roll back the Windows 10 update and wait for either Microsoft or Razer to issue a permanent fix.

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