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First Time The Division Cheaters Will Now be Permanently Banned

| 10 Jun 2016 20:00
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Ubisoft taking a zero-tolerance stand against cheaters in The Division.

Back in April, Ubisoft laid out the penalties associated with cheating in The Division. First time offenders would receive a 14-day suspension, while the second instance would "always" end with a permanent ban. However, on the heels of the announcement of a zero-tolerance cheating policy for Rainbow Six Siege earlier this week, Ubisoft has updated its cheating policy for The Division - and it's just as stern.

In a blog post, Ubisoft got straight to the point, stressing its intentions to now permanently ban anyone caught cheating in The Division the first time. Back in April, Ubisoft discussed cheat detection methods that were being implemented, and since last month claims that actions were taken against more than 30,000 accounts, including 3,800 permanent bans.

"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," the post reads. "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."

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