"The Kharma Police are coming This is what you get, when you mess with us and for a minute there, I lost myself."
"HLG isn't about Hiding when your winning. HLG is about winning and NEVER BEING SEEN."
-Frigbee Hidden Rangers
Whether you know it as Host Booted, DoSed, or Knocked Offline; getting attacked in high level ranked games is becoming easier to do and harder to prevent.
It seems like every other game of high level Squad or MLG, and even Team Slayer there is always some illegit code kiddie who has the ability to boot people offline.
I am going to tell you how it is done and how to stop it from happening to you!
How is this done?
I must first state that somone who can "knock you offline" is not intelligent nor are that a "hacker" or "haxor" they are more then likely a BK who has limited enough knowledge to perform a DOS attack which they probably convinced a friend to teach them to do. There are a VARIETY of ways to accomplish this and even a 6 year old could do most of these:
First people can spread what they call "Bots" which are viruses that create zombie pcs who can be used to conduct Distributed Denial of Service attacks. Basically the person take control of a number of computers and funnels them into one ip as an attack to knock their internet offline. Unfortunately it has become so easy to do this kind of attack that bots are not even required to be spread. There are websites offering access to already active bots for 20-30 dollars. This is unfortunate and it shows the deviance involved in this type of attack.
Host booting is when a person is brigded host then uses this host with a virtual firewall to deny individual IP's access to the host IP. This makes the person get kicked out of the game sometimes moving them to a Matrix style train station which puts them by themselves in their own game.
This is a simple method in which a person with a very strong UPLOAD speed can send packet floods via Ping requests to a specific ip. This is the easiest method but least effective because it requires that the individual being attacked has a very low connection speed to get booted offline.
How to stop this?????
There are only 2 ways to stop this currently.
STOP USING CRAPPY INTERNET!
First boosting up your internet speed to have VERY high down and upload speeds minimum above 15mb/sdown and 5mb/s upload. The only thing this will accomplish is it will make you lag badly during the attack which you will have to endure until it ends. In these cases you may not get kicked offline but you will lag bad!
GET A VPN SERVICE
Using a VPN service was a great trick used by foreign people who wanted access to services on xbox live like Netflix ect. Using a service like this one can use your PC as a "Virtual Router" enabling you to modify your IP address. This basically makes you IP different so if the attacker tries to DoS you out they will hit a high end firewall at the VPN center which will stop their flood attack cold. These services run from 5-15 dollars a month and are a great option if this kind of attack is causing you grief.
I personally reccomend