Cheaters Never Prosper: Starcraft II Map Hacking Revealed


Many of you are like me, currently trying to play Starcraft II on the ladder, and getting your ass kicked left and right. Well, it turns out there might be an explanation for this that DOESN’T involve you sucking. Map hacks are back with a vengeance, and this video is forensic investigation into one particular match where the player thinks he was playing a cheater.

With the upgraded replay capabilities of the new game, it’s quite easy to go back in and see what your opponent is seeing and document evidence like this. That’s exactly what PsyStarcraft does here, and though he can’t actually see the hack through his opponent’s vision, there are a ton of indicators that’s what’s happening. Mainly, his opponent is constantly checking on his base, which he can’t see due to the fog of war, and he has an almost prescient-like ability to predict where exactly he will be attacked, and he moves his units accordingly.

The best part about all this is that PsyStarcraft STILL kicks his ass in the end. The reason being that hackers usually aren’t terribly good at the game to begin with, and even with the correct unit composition, can still be overwhelmed by a better player.

Do you think you’ve ever been map hacked in a game? What tipped you off?


  1. Limitus September 1, 2010
  2. Carl September 1, 2010
  3. Mitch September 1, 2010
  4. Rasa September 4, 2010

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