Thanks to the deployment of new cheat detection measures in The Division, Ubisoft says it handed out “the biggest wave of suspensions and bans to date” last month. As a result, the developer claims that player experience was “significantly improved, particularly in the Dark Zone.” However, the 14-day suspension policy for first-time offenders hasn’t yielded the results that Ubisoft was hoping for, and starting now, first-time cheaters will receive a permanent ban. Over on its blog, the developer wrote:
While huge progress has been made in terms of cheat detection, our 14 days suspension on first offense policy has not been dissuasive enough. Judging from your feedback, and based on what we witnessed when cheaters came back to the game, we have now decided to push our policy one step further: we will now start applying permanent bans on first offense when players are caught using cheat engines and we will communicate clearly when new ban waves are taking place.
It doesn’t seem like the new policy applies to players who use exploits but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
For more on The Division, check out our previous coverage.
[Source: The Division]