If there's another thread about this, please let me know. I'll try to consolidate them. EDIT: Win/Win Counter confirmed by @Dreydus and @Jeba My hope is that by giving attention to this matter, MW will address these issues and close any gaps in their code to fix these issues/cheats. (Am I being too optimistic?) Rules: If you want another cheater's name added to this list, please do the following: - SS (screenshot) of you getting the victory/timed out loss / invalid / etc. - SS of the assumed cheater's profile and your profile to show the match results. Timestamp must match (this can only be done if the cheater is close to your rankings or someone is close to them for them to view the profile). Part of the reason why many cheaters that use Win/Win especially are missed is because we cannot pull their profile. This part is not needed if simply reporting someone who invalids. In order to be fair, I'll only add to this list if 2 or more people have done the above for the same person. Below's inaugural list is an exception since it's been proven by many forum members via chat. For Invalidators (INV), will need more than 2 reports since invalids happen once in a while to everyone (E.g., data inconsistencies) List of known PVP cheaters: Format: Name – 5 letter code – Abbr. of known methods of cheating Eltani – ANVVF – WW, TO Francois – YNGGM – WW, TO DrMariokart – EXUFI – WW, TO He-kun boy – OKHEO – WW, TO, INV (Confirmed by @yeezus and @tbowlo) ぐあっじ – TUVIM – I/W (Confirmed by @Jeba and @limitbereaker with screenshots of others) ChanKaHou – (EYBRI) – I/W (Confirmed by @andr3174 and @yeezus) << mint >> – RVWGD – I/W and W/I (Confirmed by @tbowlo and @andr3174) In below explanations YOU / YOUR refers to the non-cheater, THEY / THEM refer to the cheater. Methods of cheating from mild to severe: INV = Mild form of cheating, where THEY purposely disconnect from game before the end of P1's turn 3. This gives THEM a loss, but denies YOU a win with an invalid. Counter: YOU can play some turns to purposely delay the game if you can afford it (ie do not attack / kill THEM too fast) TO = Timed out loss. This happens when (current theory) THEY purposely slow down their play animation so that after YOU have finished animation, THEY are still playing animations. The game for YOU goes into a wait mode to reconnect to THEM. If this wait is too long, YOU get a "Connection Timed Out" message and get a loss. Then THEY finish animation and if it is after P1's turn 3, will get a win because the game thinks YOU left the game. Counter: YOU can limit your drag time + # of pincers + animations (DPA) so that it is not too long. The (current theory) is that they can slow it down by a percentage. So e.g., if YOU take 5 seconds, THEY take 10 seconds, a difference or WAIT time of 5 seconds. If YOUR DPA is 15 seconds, THEY take 30 seconds, a wait time of 15 seconds. The shorter the WAIT time, the higher the chances are that YOU won't get timed out. WW = Win/Win. This happens when even though YOU may win a match legitimately and get the win for it, if you check THEIR history, it will show that THEY also got a win. The (current) theory is that THEY are somehow manipulating what THEIR game sends to MW servers to say that THEY won. (Not fully proven): Winning by "decision" when all turns have ended seem to NEGATE this cheat. I.e., Elelyon previously was able to give Francois / Eltani losses, then he KOed Francois and noticed he [Francois] had a win. Counter: Try to give them a DRAW or win by "decision" (ie have more units than them after all turns have ended). This is potentially a blind spot in the cheat / separate code. (If anyone else can support this theory by winning/draw by decision vs cheaters, please also post!) I/W = Invalid / Win. New method of cheating. Seems like they are able to give YOU an invalid but they still get a win. If anyone has more information on what shows up on your side when this happens. Please post or PM me. Counter: Nothing known. My suggestion is to try to give them a DRAW / win by decision and see if that works. W/I = Win / Invalid. Possibly related to I/W, seems they take an invalid even though YOU got a win normally. Counter: No known counter. Please try to win by decision against one of the cheaters that use this cheat above.