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Anti-Cheat

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Throughout this guide 'Anti-Cheat(s)' may be referred to as 'AC' or 'ACs'

ACs are an integral part of any public server and help with catching hackers, since Minecraft's built-in anti-cheat is practically useless, it's better to turn it off than to endure the constant false positives it spews out.

You should change the following settings within the server.properties file.

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allow-flight=true

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Within the spigot.yml file you should also set the following values.

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moved-wrongly-threshold: 100000.0
moved-too-quickly-multiplier: 100000.0

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For the recommended anti-xray settings click here.

Common Anti-Cheats

This list consists common ACs and some pros and cons of each AC.

NoCheatPlus

Pros
  • Free and open-source
  • Good movement checks
Cons
  • Default configuration will spam false movement positives all over the place, you should buy a good config (eg. MarkElf's) OR make your own
  • Mediocre combat checks

Grim

Pros
  • Open-source
  • Great movement checks
  • Predictive technology
Cons
  • Currently WIP, not ready for production servers
  • Mediocre combat checks

Vulcan

Pros
  • Great movement and combat checks
  • Good default config
Cons
  • USD 20.00

Spartan

Pros
  • 14-day money-back guarantee
  • Good Bedrock Checks. I wouldn't go as far as saying that you should auto-ban for violations, though.
  • Decent movement checks.
Cons
  • EUR 22.49
  • Relatively poor combat checks.
  • Resource hog - Probably best to not use it on servers which require good performance.

Matrix

Pros
  • Decent movement and combat checks.
Cons
  • Bad default config, but there are some good ones out there
  • USD 20.00 (With 95% Checks) and USD 129.00 (All Checks)
  • Dedicated Server Limit.

Themis

Pros
  • Free.
  • Proper Geyser-Floodgate (Bedrock Players) checks. (Only reason to use this anti-cheat.)
Cons
  • Bad Combat & Mediocre Movement checks (Bad Elytra, Timer, KillAura Checks)
  • Lack of checks in general.

note

This anti-cheat is optimised for bedrock players.


SoaromaSAC (Config 6)

Pros
  • Free.
Cons
  • Bad Checks
  • Infinite False Positives
  • Fake Open Source Link. Leads to a Rick Roll.

Negativity v1 & v2

Pros
  • Free & Open Source.
  • Paid Version (v2) is Open Source
  • v2 supports a lot of platforms (Minestom, Sponge, Fabric & more)
Cons
  • Lacks some important checks. (No Elytra Checks, NoSlow Checks)
  • Poor movement and combat checks.

Astro

Pros
  • Great movement and combat checks
  • Good default config
Cons
  • USD 30.00
  • Poor timer checks

Polar

Pros
  • Great movement and combat checks
  • Good default config
Cons
  • Monthly subscriptions starting at EUR 19.00/Mo.
  • Player count limitations
  • Server instance limitations
  • Dedicated server limitations