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Tencent Detected 20% More Cheaters in the First Half of 2022

By Cecil Gao
Aug. 19, 2022 updated 08:10

Today, Tencent Game Security released an in-game security report for the first half of 2022, which analyzed and integrated various security issues for both the PC and mobile platforms, including cheating, content security, account security and other issues.

According to Tencent, in the first half of 2022, the number of PC and mobile game cheaters has both seen a significant upward trend. For the PC platform, the number of cheaters increased by 21.3% year-over-year, with shooting games, MMORPG, and competitive games seeing the most cheating.

For mobile games, Tencent has detected a 22% year-over-year increase in mobile game cheaters. Similar to PC games, in-game cheating behaviour is most significant for shooting games. It is worth noting that for mobile games, customized cheat engines accounted for 74.4% of all detected mobile game cheating. Compared with more typical cheating, these customized cheat engines have more functions and can last longer until getting detected.

In addition, in the first half of 2022, Tencent Game Security detected 16 billion messages that violated the law or Terms of Service, up 5.3% compared with the same period last year; there were also 7.99 million illegal/ToS breaking pictures detected, up 3.2% compared with 2021.

Source: Tencent Game Security