Saturday, 11 June 2016

The Division - Ubisoft Enforce Strict Ban Rule for Cheaters


Ubisoft have now stated that anyone caught cheating within Tom Clancy's The Division will now be banned from the game permanently. 

Before now, Ubisoft enforced a 14-day ban for cheaters but they have now said that the short ban isn't as effective as they hoped it would be. So now it's time to get even tougher. 

Cheating seems to be a big thing with The Division. Ubisoft has detected foul play over 30,000 accounts, and they have already banned over 3,800 of them permanently in the past month, so this is definitely not something they are taking lightly.

On the official Ubisoft blog, they have said "Following this campaign of suspensions and bans, it also became clear that while huge progress has been made in terms of cheat detection, our 14 days suspension on first offense policy has not been dissuasive enough."

"Judging from your feedback, and based on what we witnessed when cheaters came back to the game, we have now decided to push our policy one step further: we will now start applying permanent bans on first offense when players are caught using cheat engines and we will communicate clearly when new ban waves are taking place."
"We are committed to constantly improve your experience in the game, and this begins with ensuring a positive and fair environment free of noxious players willingly violating the rules. We will take all steps necessary to track down cheaters and make sure they cannot spoil your enjoyment of the game."

As the majority of the cheating seems to be taking place on PC more than consoles, many console players may not have to worry too much. But the message is basically the same across all platforms: Ubisoft will not put up with foul play and cheating in the slightest.

Reports have it that the same rule has also been set in motion for Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Siege too. Hopefully this will be a good message and will stop people cheating before they get banned for good.

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- Liz Cush

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