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Post by KostaAndreadis @ 03:02pm 02/05/16 | 14 Comments
Since the latest update to the game, one that added end game content in the form of Incursions (the first of which being a horde mode of sorts) a number of easy exploits were discovered by players. Stuff that led to the game's rarest loot and gear being obtainable with very little effort. On the PC side of things The Division has also fallen prey to cheaters, where the Dark Zone slowly devolved into a game of legit players versus unbeatable cheaters. Ubisoft has now opened up about its plans to tackle it all, something that will hopefully fix things moving forward.

It's no secret that The Division is one of Ubisoft's largest investments in recent times, and a game that will receive additional content both paid and free throughout the rest of the year.

From the very beginning of development, our emphasis has always been on the player experience and how good we want it to be. We have great plans for the future of The Division, and for these to succeed we must make sure to provide a smooth high-quality experience. Unfortunately, the gameplay experience was recently impaired by in-game bugs and players violating the rules of the game. In order to bring back a better and healthier environment, we have taken new steps to address the situation.


So, what's to be done with those that don't play by the rules? For one thing better detection.

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.


And for those that use pre-existing bugs in the game to exploit and take advantage of broken systems, things will also change going forward.

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.


You can check out the full post here. Here's hoping we can get back to talking about what the game needs, instead of Ubisoft playing catch-up.






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Khel
Posted 03:17pm 02/5/16
Doesn't really help when so many people have already cheesed their way to s*** hot gear. Nearly everyone in groups I get matched with are around 200 gear score, and even though I'm like 162 I still get kicked from groups or have people leave cos I'm too low (even though 160 is the recommended level for the incursion).
KostaAndreadis
Posted 03:33pm 02/5/16
Dude, I feels ya.

When the DLC launched, cause I was decked out mostly in high-end gear, my first gear score was 180 or so. Now it's on 190-ish based on completing the first incursion legit (on hard not challenging) and then buying plans and crafting armor pieces.

Now I people with a 220 gear score and it just feels like they cheated.
Mass
Posted 12:50pm 03/5/16
So because they can't release a game/dlc without ridiculous "exploits" in it they are going to swing the ban hammer?!? So glad I avoided this game, if I had bought it I'd be getting my money back.
HERMITech
Posted 02:48pm 03/5/16
My gear is around 190- 198 and it's all legit.
Now at a stage where 4 of us can handle the Incursion on Hard without breaking a sweat.
BladeRunner
Posted 06:11pm 03/5/16
I've not playing in liek 2 months, I just stalled lol. I am lv27 still I think. I should log in and stuff around in it and maybe get to lv30.
trillion
Posted 06:34pm 03/5/16
haven't noticed the cheats on the PC slice at least, and i've done several rounds in the DarkZone (which are intense) and still haven't noticed any of these cheats?

How can console monkeez even cheese on a walled platform anyway? (oh it's not even that. whatevs)

last edited by trillion at 18:34:28 03/May/16
infi
Posted 09:32am 04/5/16
I have completely stopped playing this game. They need to come up with better mobs and match making systems.
HERMITech
Posted 10:03am 04/5/16
haven't noticed the cheats on the PC slice at least, and i've done several rounds in the DarkZone (which are intense) and still haven't noticed any of these cheats?

I wouldn't have thought consoles would have the access to cheats like on PC.

I've reported numerous occasions where some douche has 1 shot through walls and killed our entire squad.
They can instantly teleporting to locations that they have been to making it possible to come back to an extraction site and wipe anyone there.

They've named themselves things like "Ililillliilililllil" and variants to make it almost impossible to remember or write down unless you screenshot and meticulously copy it down.
Khel
Posted 10:32am 04/5/16
I hardly ever see anyone legitimately going rogue anymore, it almost feels like its at the point where if you see a rogue they're probably a hacker. I mean, I'm sure thats not the case (or at least, I'd like to hope so), but its so prevalent and everyone is having so many bad experiences with it, that its pretty much feeling like that.
Python
Posted 11:09am 04/5/16
Our group fought against a group of rogues last night that weren't hacking, we actually ended up killing 2 out of their 4 as the other 2 ran off. They came to our extraction when they were already rogue though, so perhaps that made it easier. First time I've fought anyone in a while.
Psycho
Posted 10:16pm 04/5/16
Go check out Xfactors YouTube channel (Xfactor Gaming) and watch the vids he has been posting recently where he is exposing/bating hackers in the Dead Zone...really, really sad stuff. In one vid his group who are all s*** hot players with great stats meet one group of 4 get raped by the lot who are hacking, and then almost instantly meet another group of 4...all hacking as well. He has great footage of one guy flying from one rooftop to another after he one shot kills him and his mates. Best thing is he is letting them know they are being filmed as he 'welcomes them to youtube' I believe Ubisoft has asked him to supply them with the gameplay for further action.
trillion
Posted 11:43pm 04/5/16
what a POS game, i just logged out and seems that some f** admin Mike banned me?


The Division error code

Your account has been temporarily suspended:

Mike 20250383
Midda
Posted 09:08am 05/5/16
Now I don't feel so bad for giving up on this game about 6 hours in.
trillion
Posted 01:32pm 05/5/16
i gave it a good almost 30 hours

built the baseofops up to about 60/40/40 with mostly the medical and tech wing upgrades

the weapons tech tree is not too bad, throw laser sights and mag/recoil compensators or egress silencers on most of the gear

the Super M shotty above level 10 is very nice, easily takes down goons with 3 or 4 quick shells even from distance. intsa fave

would play again
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