Ubisoft Dropping the Mighty Ban Hammer

Posted on 10 Jun 2016 by
David Pink

Coming hot on the heels of Ubisoft’s last massive ban wave in Tom Clancy’s The Division, the team behind the game have stated that the gloves are off, from now on issuing permanent bans to first (and last) time offenders, ouch! The team also discussed on a special Podcast recently, that cheat detection has been improving steadily since first launch. Even though many aspects of the game are still handled client-side, constant server-side checks have been implemented which detect any client-side manipulation and set off alarms on their end. This has led to over 30,000 accounts being locked out of the game for two weeks and over 3,800 banned forever. Being on the receiving end from many of those cheaters, I can sing with a smile “na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na, hey-hey goodbye!”

It seems that not only cheaters of The Division have something to be afraid of. Rainbow Six: Siege players have also been issued the same strict warning – if you cheat, kiss your game goodbye. Recently updating their Code of Conduct, stating basically that anyone found cheating/modding/hacking for an unfair advantage over other players will regret it. The Siege team are currently working on several client-side, anti-cheat methods in addition to FairFight server-side anti-cheat solution, stating that one of those new methods will be implemented in the near future. Cheaters beware, Ubisoft means business.

Comments (0)