Concerned fans are raising the alarm; based on what they’ve seen in Tom Clancy’s The Division‘s beta, they believe it will be prone to hacking, and particularly, cheating.
Redditor ShaeWinters describes it as an issue with the global networking architecture, that they believe Ubisoft will not be able to fix in time for release.
So, what exactly is the problem? Practically all of the stats are calculated and stored on the game client. This is true of all game stats except for health and currency.
Why is this an issue? The server will affect whatever numbers conme up on the game client without verifying if it’s correct. The opportunities for abuse are rife, from super speed, unlimited medkits, no recoil, and more.
ShaeWinters tells those fans who are getting it not to play in the Dark Zones until Ubisoft fixes it. If it ever came down to it, they would turn into real life dark zones, as you may find your neighboring player suddenly go invincible and kill everyone around them to steal their loot. Including you.
If you are thinking this is not as big a concern as Shae makes it out to be, other redditors point out the example set by Grand Theft Auto Online. While that multiplayer portion remains popular and profitable for Rockstar, for some redditors say this is what ruined the game for them.
However, there is this one dissenter, pointing out that Grand Theft Auto Online was more PvP than Tom Clancy’s The Division is. As long as Ubisoft can keep the single player campaign, which comprises most of the game, cheat free, this redditor will be satisfied.
What do you think of these claims? Will you be playingTom Clancy’s The Division
Tom Clancy’s The Division will be released on March 8, on Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.