Rival Hacker – Strategy Guide


Journalist The Rival Hacker is an Agent Friendly neutral class – in fact, it’s pretty much an AGENT ally, as your win condition allows you to win together with AGENTs, or alone (with both NETSEC and AGENT losing).

The catch, however, is that if your cover is too good, AGENTs may be convinced you are NETSEC and arrest or convert you, so you need to still be on your toes all the time.


General Tips


The Rival Hacker priority is to understand who the AGENTs are. Your hacking skill are quite good so it’s easier getting confirmed by claiming a NETSEC hacking class.

  • Make good use of your Alter Logs and Wipe skills to slow down NETSEC. You can still win by running off the clock.
  • Claiming Blackhat is difficult due to the lack of Denial of Service, however, you can try to piggyback on other players and claim you were also doing it. It may raise some suspicion though, so be careful.
  • Make sure to never claim that you are a Rival Hacker – that will generally lead to an instant vote.

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