As we stated time and time again, The Division is currently plagued by cheating issues that prevent legit players from enjoying the game fully. Ubisoft Massive teased in the past few days that things were moving in the matter, and today it's been confirmed that a huge wave of suspensions will be coming in the next few days.
On The Division Official website, Ubisoft Massive has revealed that the game now features new cheat detection methods that have allowed the team to identify more users in the last few days than they had in the previous weeks. As a result, the team will be handing out the biggest wave of suspensions and band to date in the next few days. Once a cheater has been caught for the first time, he will be suspended for 14 days. If caught again, the cheater will be banned.
Cheating players have been an issue for a number of you in the Dark Zone, and we’ve heard this feedback loud and clear. We are strengthening our efforts to address this problem, as described below.
First, we have implemented new cheat detection methods that have allowed us to identify many more players currently using cheat engines in the game. We have already caught more cheaters in the last few days than we had in total during the previous weeks. As a result, we will be handing out the biggest wave of suspensions and bans to date over the course of the next few days.
Second, when cheaters are caught, we will now apply a suspension of 14 days on first offense (instead of the previous 3 day initial suspension). Second offense will always be a permanent ban.
We anticipate these two changes will noticeably improve your experience. New upgrades on cheat detection are underway.
Ubisoft Massive has also shared more on the team's stance on bug exploits in The Division. The team confirmed that players who exploit bugs repeatedly will receive sanctions that will vary on the severty of the abuse and the history of the player. Among the possible sanctions are character rollbacks, suspension and bans.
Our first step is to give you clearer and more concrete visibility. Should new bugs be discovered, we will quickly confirm if these are considered exploits. All known exploits will be clearly listed in a public forum thread and across our various communication platforms. We want all players to be informed. This will ensure that those caught after an exploit was confirmed are aware of the consequences and actions that can be taken against them.
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.
The Division is now available in all regions on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.