The Division will now permanently ban all cheaters, including first-time offenders0 Comments
Depending their platform of choice, players may or may not have noticed a rash of cheating in The Division's multiplayer. It's something that's proven to be a drastic problem for Ubisoft, and now the developer has responded with a drastic solution: moving forward, anyone and everyone caught cheating in The Division's online multiplayer will be permanently banned, including first time offenders.
It's worth noting that cheating within The Division has been a problem since before the game even launched. Back in its beta days, players discovered an incredibly simple way of cheating that involved manipulation of statistics within client-side game files. Ubisoft went on record as being "fully committed" to addressing the issue, but despite considerable progress, it hasn't been enough.
According to the official announcement from Ubisoft, measures have already been put in place that allow them to track the use of exploits, and to date they've "taken action" on over 30,000 accounts and issued 3,800 permanent bans. Still, for many players, these anti-cheating measures have arrived too late — some have sworn off the PC version of The Division, and many others have abandoned the game entirely.
Improving the player experience - Update on cheating, Ubisoft (official website)