List of banned exploits (updated 22.03.2022)

Upon using any of the following, you may be warned once; the second time is a ban from faf for a month; third is for 6 months; Final will be a ban from FAF, indefinitely.
You can appeal these.

This also includes any cheating involving changing rating. Examples include having friends donate rating, multiple accounts to donate rating, etc.

New exploits can and will be added without any prior notice.

Banned exploits:

  1. Offmapping in order to hide units in any way.

  2. Using terraforming intentionally to block units/mess with pathfinding, also flattening an obstacle to allow units through is not allowed.

  3. Using unit interactions to abuse pathfinding e.g moving a unit up or down a cliff, similar to terraforming

  4. Blocking or causing the game to slowdown or lag on purpose.

  5. Uploading or using a blatant "cheat" map (ie. with tons of wrecks on only one side of the map)

  6. Using any modifications to see through the fog of war

  7. The bug that allows rebuilding of units that were in production at a cheaper cost.

  8. Walking with ACU while upgrading. On purpose, that is. Walking with ACU/Engies and building would fall under this if anyone figures out how to do it.

  9. Making invincible units.

  10. Causing drops to die by building underneath.

  11. Making units regenerate life/shields without a mechanic i.e natural health regen or veterancy

  12. Anything else that is breaking the game in some fashion.

  13. Glitching to get a Hover ACU.

  14. Giving bases to avoid damage by enemy ythotha storm.

  15. Any bug that creates mass and energy out of nothing.

  16. Creating structures within structures, or their footprint. Adjacent to mex issues are not included in this, as it's an unintended consequence of another change, hopefully fixed soon.

  17. Pausing to try and gain some advantage i.e dodging snipes.

  18. Don't host rated FFA or rated X v Y games, (uneven games)

  19. Don't play on multiple accounts in FAF

  20. Using any script to alter information shown to the lobby/client or game

  21. Using a mod (or any other way) on a map with random spawns that shows exactly which player has which start point and faction.

  22. Using ctrl+K to avoid taking damage on the unit wreck.

  23. Intentionally transferring unit control to allies to mess with enemy unit orders, targeting, recharge rates or to gain any other unintended advantage.

  24. Transferring Novax satellite ownership and destroying it for resources

  25. Building higher tier hives directly using exploits, instead of upgrading them

  26. Artificially increasing unit speed by any means

  27. Using any method to prevent opponents from building or producing without physically blocking the area with units.

If it's not here, report it. Send a pm to moderation team with a description and a replay.

Please report instances of these exploits via our report form here or contact a moderator.

5th May 2021 - Added point 27, broadened the scope of point 23.
2nd June 2021 - Removed exploit of blocking nukes with Novax, balance team concluded it is balanced with related costs for doing so.
30 Aug 2021 - Reworded 19, game -> FAF
22 March 2022 Added new point 27.