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Ubisoft Details Penalties for Cheaters in The Division

| 29 Apr 2016 16:08
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Two strikes and you're out.

In a post today, Ubisoft laid out the punishments that the company will be handing out to anyone caught cheating in The Division. A first offense will net you a 14-day suspension, while the second will "always" end with a permanent ban. In order to identify cheating players, Ubisoft has implemented "cheat detection" methods.

For players who exploit bugs, Ubisoft promises to quickly confirm whether or not any specific bug is considered to be an exploit - and all known exploits will be listed in a forum thread and across communication platforms. "This will ensure that those caught after an exploit was confirmed are aware of the consequences and actions that can be taken against them," the post reads.

Players who "abuse exploits" repeatedly will be sanctioned, with these sanctions being determined by the history of the player and "severity of the abuse." Possible sanctions include character rollbacks, suspensions, and permanent bans.

"Fixing game bugs is one aspect of it, and we are improving our processes to address that. Dissuading players from impairing others' gameplay by violating the rules of the game is another aspect. We also want to give you better visibility and transparency. We are fully committed to providing an enjoyable and fair environment for all our players, and will take all steps necessary to achieve this goal."

The post states that Ubisoft has caught "more cheaters in the last few days than we had in total during the previous weeks," and will be issuing the "biggest wave of suspensions and bans to date over the course of the next few days."

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