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Ahead of Major Upcoming Releases, Nintendo Look Set to Enforce Powerful Anti-Hacking System

Published 05/20/2022, 2:00 PM EDT

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Nintendo is coming after cheaters and hackers as recently, the company has filed a patent named “Attestation Program”. Video games and hackers share a long history. In fact, you’ll often come across hackers in popular games like GTA Online and COD: Warzone. Arguably, it’s one of the biggest threats to gaming companies. And Nintendo is in no mood to tolerate cheaters and is developing their own DRM.

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The “Attestation Program” is Nintendo’s own proprietary system which will help devs to know if a game’s backend code has been changed or altered. Simply put, this system will automatically alert the devs if the code gets changed. In fact, the system will help counter hacking in their online games, especially multiplayer titles. However, this program is still underway and none knows when it’ll go live.

Nintendo prepares to counter cheaters in the upcoming Splatoon 3 and other online titles


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As we all know, Nintendo has a lineup of upcoming releases like Splatoon 3, Mario Strikers: Battle League, and many more. Moreover, the Japanese giant has always believed that Splatoon is an Esports-level game. This means Splatoon games can make their way to Esports tournaments where players will compete, playing this game. So, Nintendo wanna make sure the hackers stay away from this upcoming game.

In fact, this game is expected to be the first Nintendo title to taste the anti-hacking “Attestation Program”. And this anti-hack system is very likely to be ready by the time Splatoon 3 debuts on Sep 9th. Later on, Nintendo will expand it to the rest of its online multiplayer games. The company has shared no details regarding this anti-hack system. However, fans are expected to hear more about it in the coming few days.


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Zach from SwitchForce talks about the “Attestation Program”


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Earlier today, Zach from SwitchForce uploaded a video where he talks about Nintendo’s underway anti-hack system.

At the 2 minute mark, Zach explains the “Attestation Program” followed by talking about other gaming titles.


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Written by:

Swetabh Shekhar


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Swetabh Shekhar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and holds a Master's degree in Mass Communication. He has been playing video games since his childhood days and has witnessed the evolution of the gaming industry. GTA, Assassins Creed, Call of Duty, and The Walking Dead are some of his all-time favorites.
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Pritam Priyedarshi