'The Division' Update: New Anti-Cheating Measures Coming, Perma-Bans For First Time Offenders

New updates to The Division make even first time cheaters get permanent bans Ubisoft

The Division is still troubled by cheaters and Ubisoft’s previous attempts to battle back haven’t really gotten anywhere. To change this, Ubisoft is about to get way more serious when dealing with cheating.

In a post on the Division website, Ubisoft says the 14-day ban for first time cheating offenders wasn’t working. Players would come back from the 14-day ban and continue cheating. That’s why moving forward, even first time cheaters will be getting permanent bans. This ensures everyone gets a fair and fun play session without getting mowed down by those who don’t want to play by the rules.

This action comes following a huge wave of bans, with over 3,800 permanent bans having already been issued. This initial wave helped curb some of the rampant cheating, but didn’t do enough for Ubisoft and Division fans to be satisfied.

“We are committed to constantly improve your experience in the game, and this begins with ensuring a positive and fair environment free of noxious players willingly violating the rules,” Ubisoft said in the post. “We will take all steps necessary to track down cheaters and make sure they cannot spoil your enjoyment of the game.”

In other Division news, maintenance has been finished for June 9, and the changelog can be found here. Major changes include Challenge Mode Clear Sky being made available, a fix for the DZ06 teleport issue and more.

So what do you think? Are you happy to see cheaters getting perma-bans moving forward? What other changes do you want to see come to The Division? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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