Serial cheat #masterlooser15 has unleashed his hacks on Assetto Corsa Competizione with his invisible car and tricks that make a mockery of organised sim racing during a boom time for the once niche esports.
Big prize money and highly respected real-life organisations, teams, manufacturers and drivers are becoming heavily involved with huge investments and projects in the gaming genre expected to continue the growth.
However, without policing of software and preventing cheats, remote esport is doomed. While masterlooser15 is the extreme cheat, what about those who want to cheat just a little bit, enough to win but not shatter the radar?
What are developers – iRacing, Codemaster, Assetto Corsa, rFactor 2, Raceroom – doing to rid sim racing of the scourge? Can ‘organised’ sim racing be trusted in the light of these tools being so freely available?
Exposing these cheats to our readers is part of our long-term investigation of these practices and campaign for the industry to be transparent about the extent of cheating on their platforms and prevention measures.