When hackers in phasmophobia broke the lobby .. there’s 15+ people and 100+ ghosts burping .. pic.twitter.com/6EwHRB51hO
— adriel (@adriel_b_) October 10, 2020
Problems caused by hackers seem to be many and varied at the moment, but many players have shown multiple ghosts appearing in the lobby area, jump scare death animations popping up unexpectedly, and players controlling ghost names and other generated parameters.
Kinetic Games added that hacking changes include “changes such as increasing player limits, changing AI behaviour and simply increasing money or level.
We cannot support this as it is causing a number of issues across the game, including the corruption of saved games and destabilizing the servers for other players.”
The developer has strongly advised players not to join modded lobbies, which are usually denoted by having more than four players in the browser, as well as unusual AI, multiple ghosts and teleportation in game.
If you want to learn more about Phasmophobia, check out IGN’s article covering its explosion in popularity on Steam and Twitch.
Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.