Epic Games has launched their own voice chat platform, allowing players to connect with each other cross-platform . The Epic Online Services have also launched their own anti-cheat software, keeping their games like Fortnite safe from those who want to spoil other people’s fun.
Epic Games’ Voice
Voice is a free cross-platform service for developers to offer in-game voice chat functionality to their players across all major desktop, console, and mobile platforms, using any major game engine on the market.
Prior to release, Voice has been tested on Fortnite. According to Epic, the service provides high-quality, stable, fast, and efficient voice functionality at massive scale. Epic Games they’ll make Voice available for integration with any games developed using Epic’s platform.
Connections are established between authenticated users and relayed through the Epic Online Services back-end servers. Epic Online Services handles all the scaling, quality of service, maintenance, multi-region presence, and other machinery of the voice servers.
Easy Anti Cheat
Easy Anti-Cheat is the industry-leading anti-cheat service. After having joined the Epic family, the service is now free for developers to protect their PC games against hacking and cheating.
As a well-established brand with nearly a decade of experience serving over a hundred online games worldwide, Easy Anti-Cheat can be trusted to handle millions of users at peak times. Its long-standing, scalable systems continually evolve and enable all games to benefit from new cheat prevention and detection techniques as discovered and developed for any game under its protection.
Easy Anti-Cheat runs in the background and prevents common cheating techniques. In addition to the prevention capabilities, cheats are detected by cross-checking a large database of known cheat techniques, alongside machine-learning processes. Accounts using detected cheats are then listed in the Epic Online Services Developer Portal, empowering you to act as you see fit.
With a range of self-service tools at the fingertips, developers get direct control of anti-cheat enforcement, adjustable at the click of a button. Test and deploy security updates when they suit your game’s development schedule. The service seamlessly integrates with Epic Online Services’ Player Sanctions and Player Reports.