Ubisoft has posted a new blog on the official website for Tom Clancy’s The Division from the development team. The new post addresses some issues that have been plaguing the game since its initial launch, including cheaters and players taking advantage of exploits.
Previously, Ubisoft promised harsh punishments to players who were caught cheating. According to Ubisoft, the team is looking to address the cheaters in the Dark Zone. This includes impletening new cheat detection features into the game. And the team claims that players using cheat engines have already been caught in the last few days. Ubisoft is planning to hand down a huge wave of suspensions and bans to these cheaters in the coming days.
In addition, Ubisoft is bolstering the first-time cheating punishment to a period of 14 days of the first offense. Originally, the punishment would be a three-day suspension. Second-time offenders will receive permanent bans. The developers plan to put in new upgrades on cheat detection for the game as well.
The team also promised to put forth a stronger stance against players using exploits. Part of this will be listing the exploits across the public forums and communication platforms. Ubisoft is proclaiming that violators of these exploits will be receive punishments since they are aware of the consequences.
Another issue Ubisoft brought up is sanctions. Per the blog post: “Second, sanctions will be implemented for players who repeatedly abuse exploits and will vary depending on the severity of the abuse, as well as the history of the player. Possible sanctions include character rollbacks, account suspensions and permanent bans. Those who encounter bugs during the normal course of play have absolutely nothing to worry about.”
It remains to be seen if these actions being taken will improve the overall experience for The Division, and if Ubisoft will follow through on the punishments for violators of the exploits.