Friday June 10, 2016

Permanent Bans For Cheating In The Division

Ubisoft has announced permanent bans for people caught cheating in The Division. Although the company has already taken action against over thirty thousand accounts, including thirty eight hundred permanent bans, that is just the start. No more warnings will be given, if you are caught cheating now you will be permanently banned, even if it is your first offense. Here's a snippet from the blog post:

This marked the beginning of an intensive campaign during which actions were taken against a total of over 30,000 accounts, including 3,800 permanent bans. This led to a significantly improved experience, particularly in the Dark Zone. 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.