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The Division Cheaters Risk Getting Banned For Life

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Cheaters on ‘The Division’ are given a stern warning by Ubisoft, saying they may get banned from the game permanently if they commit any type of cheating. According to IGN, the 14-day suspension that was first implemented didn?t actually make a difference and those who committed the first offense came back with more cheat sheets. Now, Ubisoft has issued a statement saying they will permanently ban first time violators.

In a statement issued on Massive and featured on IGN, it said ?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.”

Complaint after complaint, Ubisoft apparently realized that their previous warnings and suspensions will not stop cheaters from doing what they?ve done before. In a podcast by ‘The Division’ team, also featured on ArsTechnica, it said ?While some of the game decisions are made client-side, there are constant server checks in place. This ensures that even in the situation where a player would be able to modify his client data, the servers can detect it. The array of these checks has constantly improved since the launch of the game which allowed us to catch a great amount of cheaters. Of course, this doesn?t mean that cheating is a thing of the past and we stand ready to react quickly, should new cheats be developed.?

TheBitBag previously reported about The Division cheats wherein, players can easily manipulate getting unlimited ammunitions and teleport to places. At the time, it was the PC version having some issues with the cheating incidents. Apparently, by hitting some keyboard hotkeys, players are able to cheat their way through the challenges in the game.

Another report also mentioned Ubisoft?s lack of stern warning to players during the time when the cheating was just starting. TheBitBag mentioned that an offense that had something to do with cheating results to a 3-day ban. Recently, it escalated to a 14-day ban and now, lifetime ban on the game.

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