After seeing a huge influx of cheaters in other games I am playing I've started thinking about what drives a cheater to keep cheating. I thought it might spark a fine discussion. I can understand (but wouldnt do it myself ofc) the motivation behind cheating in games when there's a material reward like a sum of money but what motivates somebody to cheat when there's no reward at all? In some cases I guess it's attention and a sense of confirmation, even though it's just temporary. But what about when you cant kill an entire server in one keystroke? What about the guys in DayZ that use a maphack or just shady stuff that gives them an unfair advantage? Perhaps they cheat due to a huge lack of confidence, a sense of personal failure that follows and "winning" a fight in DayZ or any other game is a way for them to escape that feeling. It would explain why so many cheaters are kids. It's pretty common for kids to have bad confidence after all. These people understand that what they're doing is shitty to other players, they know they're not really "owning" anybody but they keep doing it anyway and the worst part is that they're willing to pay for it since most cheaters just buy a new key and come back after getting banned. It blows my mind and makes me wonder about how these people behave in real life. Do they cheat at tests in school? Lie to their friends, family & superiors? None of my real life friends cheat in games, at least not that I know of. Is that because people with a certain type of personality are more prone to cheat than others?