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The Team Fortress 2 community is fighting bots with bots


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Despite the efforts of Valve to curb the bot invasion, it seems bots still haunt the servers of Team Fortress 2 - and players have taken matters into their own hands.

As the saying goes, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, and that's exactly what the community is doing with "extermination bots", which are designed to hunt down cheating bots and take them out. Although the creator of these bots remains elusive, and it's unclear exactly how many people are doing this, you can find several videos of the bots in the wild on both YouTube and Reddit.

According to comments on Reddit from those who witnessed an anti-cheat bot in action, the bot didn't seem to kill humans and the in-game chat claimed it worked. Someone claiming to be behind the Bot Extermination Service held a couple of Reddit AMAs last month, in which they explained exactly why they were doing it.

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