According to a report by PC Gamer, Ubisoft’s Yannich Banchereau has discussed punishment for being caught cheating in Tom Clancy’s The Division. Players who are caught cheating will be punished harshly. If they are caught cheating the first time, they will receive a three-day suspension if it’s a first-time offense. If a player is caught cheating a second time, it will result in a permanent ban from the game.
Next week’s upcoming update for The Division will also include a new player report system (via Gamespot). This will allow players to report problematic behavior for the game, including cheaters, and it’s meant to be an easy way to report problems with other players. This is on top of the cheat-detection systems already in place on the server-side of the game.
Speaking on the subject, Banchereau stated: “We are not going to pretend that we are 100 percent happy with the situation. It is something we’re working on, and we should have some better solutions coming in the future. We are looking at improving it. We are catching a lot of people, so it’s not as if there was nothing being done, but of course we can always improve on that.”
He added: “I don’t want to diminish the situation or say you guys are wrong, that isn’t what I mean. I just want to say when you’re reporting cheaters and then you see us not taking action against the guy, it could be because the guy was actually not cheating.”
The Division’s new update will arrive on April 12 on all platforms on which the game is available. The update will include the new Incursion, squad-based mission and also Operation ISAC, which will be a weekly challenge mission.