Posted by / 05-Jan-2020 13:56

By flipping the switch on and off, the physical connection between the client and the server is disrupted.The designers of video game console hardware have started to introduce built-in protection against lag switches in the form of voltage detectors, which detect a change in voltage when the switch is flipped.used in multiplayer first-person shooter games to provide varying levels of automated target acquisition to the player.

Some gaming communities refer to this method as "tapping" which refers to the users "tapping" on and off their internet connection to create the lag.By using a lag switch, a player is able to disrupt uploads from the client to the server, while their own client queues up the actions performed.The goal is to gain advantage over another player without reciprocation; opponents slow down or stop moving, allowing the lag switch user to easily outmaneuver them.A common aspect of real-time strategy games is the player's partial limitation or complete inability to see beyond the visibility range of individual game objects that are under their ownership (typically units and structures); this concept is controlled by a mechanism known as the fog of war.World-hacking usually enables the user to bypass this mechanism, either by removing it entirely and/or by rendering objects through the fog that would not normally be visible.


In multiplayer modes, this allows for a distinct advantage against the other players who are subject to the intended settings.