Ubisoft to Begin Punishing AFK Cheaters in For Honor

March 5, 2017 Written by Zarmena Khan

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Ubisoft has been aggressively trying to fight cheaters in For Honor. So far, the developer’s anti-cheat policies have mainly been geared towards PC players but the latest move targeting AFK (away from keyboard) farmers will also apply to those on consoles who are rubber banding their controller sticks to keep their characters moving in a match without actually playing, and reaping end-game rewards and progression via this “farming” method.

In a recent blog entry, Ubisoft explained the steps it’ll follow to apply sanctions:

1st offense will trigger a warning, then, repeated violations may result in a Ubisoft account suspension applicable on the game (temporary or permanent). 

Actual disciplinary action depends on the severity of the behavior and shall be decided at Ubisoft’s discretion, on a case by case basis. 

The developer has said that starting this week, it’ll send out a warning to all first-time offenders. We’re also told that the studio will not reveal details of its investigations at any stage. “Rest assured that sanctions will only be applied if there is clear evidence,” reads the post.

[Source: Ubisoft]