Any hints on identifying hackers?

When watching players battle each other, what should I have a look at to find out if these guys are possibly cheating?
Any other hints on other ways of cheating would be appreciated also.
Thank you.

Good place to start is youtube alot of admins recorde suspected cheaters so you can see what they are looking for.

The problem with watching groups in conflict is that you would have to know the experience of the members of each group , the victorius ones might have spend a long time on different servers gaining experience working with each other , its the same as trying to work out how someone can shoot  another player/bot/animal from a long distance , a player with little experience might find it hard to hit someone at 100m but someone with a lot of experience (my top player has 27k hours) would find it quite easy at 250M+ , and i have seen fluke shots at nearly 350-400 (but using a lot of ammo) ,

Ts3hosting, will search for these. Thank you.
pookins, I often wonder if aimbots would hit 100% (in the head) or not.
I mean if a player would be able to ignore spray and recoil 100% and every shot would hit this would be very obvious.
But I never saw that happening.
So I wonder how these aiming tools work.

Just wait till December where finally we will have First Person Spectate and I hope everything will be more good.

I have one good player from my server who wants to play calmly without people knowing it's him from his main steam and bother him in-my server. He just changed the account to a new one and asked me to keep it a secret. He joined my server made his starter 2x1 and went to do the cargo ship while 2 players with 2-3k hours were looking with mini for bases and came to raid him but he was returning and got them from outside at the right moment. Defended the raid and got the boom. They came back almost instantly and again he go more boom defending raid second time. They reported him for "Doing more HS than Posty!", "Cheater", "He's using hacks... bla bla." He's good just used another account without hours and that was sus for the regular player. That's why he was sus in Rust Academy Battlefield too and got banned by admin (manually) but he got then unbanned when made an appeal and messaged the staff. After that, I watched his screen for pure fun on discord how he EZ erase people on the Battlefield. Sometimes he whiffs the spray but sometimes he hits a lot of bullets. Also sometimes he can make lucky 250m kills so that's SUS if you just watch it from broken spectate and do not know the background of the person but that doesn't mean he cheats.

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Ts3hosting, will search for these. Thank you.
pookins, I often wonder if aimbots would hit 100% (in the head) or not.
I mean if a player would be able to ignore spray and recoil 100% and every shot would hit this would be very obvious.
But I never saw that happening.
So I wonder how these aiming tools work.

I wish i could answer that one but i have never used them, since we got the L96 and the tacticle gloves combined with a 8x or 16x scope you can realy hit a long range target,
I have only got just over 9k hours and tend to leave other players alone (unless raided) but i think if a player cannot play without cheating they should give the game away,

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@Flammable Oh. Didn't know this would be in the next update. Good thing.
I really think Facepunch should give server owners more tools.
Also I completely have the exact same experiences with some of my players.
When watching him or seeing combatlogs of defeated players I always see that these players do not hit 100%.
They're just good. No matter how many hours they have. This can just mean it's not their only account.

Also, use Arkan, and if you understand how AK "kickback or whatever it's called" works you will catch cheaters more often and easy. Arkan sends violation if you actually do trigger something but what do you actually trigger? Idk for other guns but for AK check if you try to do the pattern perfectly as possible. Because cheaters think recoil pattern is important they shoot straight at the victim and hit max 10-15 bullets MAX and their spray is not moving but because half of the ak bullets fire after the animation or whatever it is they do not go where you aim exactly... : D

So pro players that do practice know this and do not try to shoot straight but instead from shoulder to shoulder and etc and hit the bullets. The pro player can end up with a low score for the pattern but more hits like 15-20.

So if you see someone triggering arkan like crazy he just scripting or just thinks spray pattern is important only and live in UKN trying to beat the pattern UI :D

 

Enter this into your console

 

bind keypadminus layer.toggle Tree;layer.toggle World; layer.toggle Clutter;layer.toggle Construction;layer.toggle Debris

Then when you are logged in as admin in vanish mode or spectating a player press the “MINUS”. “ - “ key on your number pad to toggle world items trees building on or off.

Its easy to spot someone ESP'ing. Tracking players through a wall, buildings or rocks.

@Flammable I already use Arkan. I just wonder if I should set anything in the config or just let it be as it is.
For now I get some reports bout no recoil or aimbotting from like the same players here and there.
But not constantly.
So, no reason to ban them yet I think.
But I wonder if scripts that lower recoil or help aiming aren't that clever anyway to not work 100% to not be too suspicious.
This surely makes it way harder to find a cheater.

@nashslash Thank you. That's quite good to spectate players better. You use this to find out if players can see others coming through walls?

As I said above that Arkan is basic to meh with all guns except AK... I have set to default 70% or whatever value it was in the config for triggering violation and a lot of good people trigger this from time to time... Ak detection is almost useless if they are not blatant scripting but still can be used sometimes.