If you are looking for BattlEye, you have come to the right place. We explain what BattlEye is and point you to the official download.

What is BattlEye?

BattlEye is an anti-cheat engine that started out as an external third-party program for the game Battlefield Vietnam. It has continued to be recognized including the release of Battlefield 2. It is also integrated into Warsow, a free first-person shooter game, with the support of its developers. It now performs internal operations for the game to detect hacks and cheats. Later on, BattlEye is also integrated with ArmA: Armed Assault/Combat Operations, a multiplayer game, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.

BattlEye components include BE Server and BE Client that communicate through the game’s netcode. The BE Master searches for updates on cheat detection and new core software. BattlEye scans the HDD and RAM for the game with generic methods to detect hacks and cheats. It works independently without the need for server administration or user input. It updates automatically. It does not have special requirements, and uses minimal resources from your RAM, CPU and network bandwidth.

The BE Client and BE Server communicate through encrypted data packets. BattlEye scans the user player system using generic processes in user mode, and currently, it is developing scan for kernel mode. The BE Server has full control allowing it to kick out violating players.

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