Halo Infinite: Disable cross-play option called for as PC cheaters run wild

By Sean Carey,
Halo Infinite's multiplayer beta launched just two weeks ago, and already some players are cheating. This has led to console players asking 343 Industries for an opt-out of cross-play button.

Videos of cheaters using wallhacks and aimbots have started to surface online, including in the tweet above from user @jcb_response (thanks, Eurogamer) who calls for developer 343 Industries to add an option to turn off cross-play between PC and console until "an actual anti-cheat" is implemented.

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Just a quick search on either the Halo subreddit or Twitter brings up dozens of similar videos of players encountering cheaters and more players imploring 343 to add a disable cross-play option. Halo Infinite does not currently have an option that allows players to turn off cross-play between PC and Xbox consoles. However, in ranked arena, players can choose whether they want to play with other controller players or mouse and keyboard players, though that still does not stop PC players just using a controller.

Of course, this sort of thing isn't new, especially when it comes to free-to-play first-person shooters. We've seen Activision ban hundreds of thousands of players in Call of Duty: Warzone for cheating and introduce a new anti-cheat called Ricochet to help combat the problem. With Halo Infinite's multiplayer still in beta, it's possible that 343 Industries hasn't fully implemented anti-cheating measures just yet. Whatever the case may be, the developer will want to get a handle on this as quickly as possible.

343 Industries has said it is listening to player feedback since Halo Infinite's multiplayer went live and has promised to make changes to the game's battle pass progression model. Hopefully, 343 will have heard the calls surrounding cheating and a disable cross-play option from the community too.

Have you encountered any cheaters in Halo Infinite? Would you prefer it if you could disable cross-play? Let us know down in the comments.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Sean graduated from Southampton Solent University with a first-class honours degree in Journalism, which he uses to keep TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies topped up with gaming and industry news. When not scouring the web for the latest big story, you’ll find him tearing up the streets in Forza Horizon 5, or failing miserably in Call of Duty: Warzone.