Source: Nintendo

A hacker has decided to make a direct plea to Nintendo by hacking into the Splatoon 2 leaderboards and asking for anti-cheat.

The hacker who goes by the username PleaseAddAntiCheat on Reddit hacked into the Splatoon 2 X rank leaderboards taking up the top four spaces with the message “Please Add Anti Cheat.”

Credit: Nintendeal

In a comment on the Splatoon subreddit, the hacker proclaimed their love for the game and their wish for Nintendo to add anti-cheat into the game to protect its players.

“I’ve never personally played the first Splatoon, but I heard how bad it was, being overrun by cheaters who tamper with the game and impose unfair advantages on others. I, at first, was relieved that the Switch had a decently strong system security. Perhaps that’s what the development team thought as well. Yet it doesn’t justify removing all the security measures from the first game, and leave the game and its players completely defenseless to ill-purposed griefers who mod their game to victory. I figured that someone needs to deliver a message to Nintendo.

And a loud one.

Nintendo, you’re welcome to ban my console any time. My purpose was to call attention to the current issue that plagues the game, and I’ve done that. But my message is, please make protecting your players the top priority.
Please add anti-cheat.”

Unsurprisingly, Nintendo was quick to ban the hacker, with a later comment on Reddit confirming that all their accounts had been permanently banned.

Hacking has been a massive problem for Splatoon 2, with a lack of anti-cheat in the game making it easy for hackers and griefers to run rampant.

Many players take to social media to share clips of their ruined games and ask for Nintendo to fix the problem.

Currently there has been no word from Nintendo on the issue.

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