Ubisoft Promises Harsh Punishments To The Division’s Cheaters

Ubisoft will be introducing a big update to The Division on April 12, and with it they are introducing an uncompromising new stance on cheaters.

A new player reporting system will be integrated into the game with the update, and that allows users to let Ubisoft know whenever someone’s cheating or just being a huge jerk.

During a recent State of the Game presentation, Ubisoft’s Yannick Banchereau outlined the punishments for cheaters. A first offense will get the culprit a three-day suspension. That sounds fair, right? Get caught cheating a second time and you could be looking at a permanent ban from the game. That seems a little extreme, doesn’t it?

Banchereau thanked fans for their vigilance so far, but did also mention that some reports of “cheating” are from players who don’t seem to understand the level gap between them and someone else.

Banchereau said:

I don’t want to diminish the situation or say you guys are wrong, that isn’t what I mean.

I just want to say when you’re reporting cheaters and then you see us not taking action against the guy, it could be because the guy was actually not cheating.

When The Division’s new patch arrives on April 12, PC players can type /report in the chat to flag an account for Ubisoft to investigate. This feature has only been announced for the PC so far, but to be fair that’s probably where most of the cheating is. PC gamers were finding ways to exploit The Division as early as the beta.

I understand why Ubisoft is looking to punish The Division’s cheaters, but whatever happened to cheating being apart of the game? They make it, we break it.

What do you think of Ubisoft’s punishments for The Division‘s cheaters? Too extreme or not enough?

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