Days after the game releasing as a free-to-play title, Naraka Bladepoint spyware rumors are creating major concerns for players hoping to get their hands on thrilling melee-based battle royale. Some gamers have reported facing issues with the free-to-play version of the game, with one Reddit user claiming they ‘immediately uninstalled’ the game after facing a scare.
The Reddit user, Affectionate-Art3673, has shared their experience with the game. According to them, they heard a voice of a man talking while they were in the game’s lobby, which scared them. After checking which apps were open at the time, they found that only their web browser and the game were running in the task manager. After ensuring the voice wasn’t coming from the browser, they instantly decided to uninstall Naraka Bladepoint and claim that they haven’t had any more issues after that. They have also advised others to stay away from the game as ‘it’s not worth getting and is sketchy’.
Requirement of HVCI deactivation for PC players fuels Naraka Bladepoint spyware rumors
The key source of Naraka Bladepoint spyware scare is the game’s requirement of deactivating HVCI, an advanced Windows 11 feature. This is done to ensure no cheat codes are used by players in this online multiplayer game. Many believe, however, that turning off this feature is a way for the game to hack into their systems and collect their personal data. A number of gamers have found this requirement unusual and suspicious, denying to install a game that requires them to turn off any safety features.
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A large number of players have reported some issues with the free-to-play version of the game; however, no significant concerns or data breaches have yet been reported. Despite the spyware rumors, however, the downloads of the game are going up steadily, with players on Windows being cautious and alert for any unusual activities. No problems have been reported by the players using PS5 to access the free-to-play version of the game.
Many believe that Naraka Bladepoint spyware is a hoax, chalking it up to xenophobia. While the game presumably mines data off its users, so do almost all so called ‘free-to-use’ apps. There have been no clear indications or cases of where a gamer’s personal data has been leaked. Privacy is obviously a significant concern and a string of incidents where an app made by Chinese developers seem to have made people more scared than ever.
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Netizens are standing up in the support of this game, trying to clear up any rumors of Naraka Bladepoint spyware that may discourage new gamers from downloading the title. Many are trying to clear up the confusion faced by newcomers, trying to explain how HVCI works and why is it required to turn this feature off while playing the title.
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Some are also pointing out that many games require deactivating HVCI to play, such Riot’s popular free-to-play multiplayer first-person shooter, Valorant.