Almost two weeks ago, it was reported that The Division‘s bugs and exploits were upsetting a large portion of the community. Today, Ubisoft wrote a blog post outlining their strategies for addressing these issues.
“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.”
What they’ve done so far is update their cheat detection methods, to more accurately find cases of Dark Zone players using cheat engines. According to Ubisoft, these new techniques have been highly successful, and they’ve “caught more cheaters in the last few days than we had in total during the previous weeks”, and the suspension notices will come out in the next few days.
It’ll be interesting to see how the Cheater Apocalypse pans out. The first offense lasts 14 days, and the second time someone is caught cheating, they’re banned forever. The Division team stated that further upgrades were “underway”.
Ubisoft also took the time to detail what they plan to do to curtail cheating in the future. The moment a bug becomes known, they’ll investigate if it qualifies as an exploit. Ubisoft will provide a list of every exploit will be made available in their forums and on their social media, for the purpose of making any cheating punishment swift and without question.