Ubisoft: Those who cheat in 'Tom Clancy's The Division' will now be banned on first offense


May 4, 2013
Back in April, Ubisoft announced that it was cracking down on those caught using cheats in Tom Clancy's The Division, introducing a temporary suspension for first-offenders, followed by a permanent ban for anyone caught cheating again.

Since then, it's taken action against over 30,000 accounts, including 3,800 that received permanent bans, which the company says has "led to a significantly improved experience" for those who play the game fairly. However, it also says that its two-strike system - offering gamers a second chance if they're caught cheating - "has not been dissuasive enough".

As a result, and after reviewing feedback from its community, Ubisoft has announced that it's removing the two-strike system, and "will now start applying permanent bans on first offense when players are caught using cheat engines".

Ubisoft says it's committed to "ensuring a positive and fair environment free of noxious players willingly violating the rules".

Tom Clancy's The Division has been a huge success for Ubisoft, selling more copies in its first 24 hours than any other game in the company's history, and soaring to $330 million of sales in just five days, making it "the biggest first week ever for a new gaming franchise". It's reportedly preparing to build on that success by turning the game into a blockbuster movie, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

Source: Ubisoft via Neowin