While Ubisoft has already been aggressively pressing to stop cheaters on their new title For Honor on the PC, they recently stated that their anti-cheating policy will be turning towards the console versions as well.
The particular method of cheating to which Ubisoft is referring to is players using elastic bands over the controller’s sticks in order to keep their character moving during an online match without having to actually play. This method of farming results in players receiving end-game rewards without any participation.
Ubisoft explained the steps of their anti-cheating policy in a recent blog:
1st offense will trigger a warning, then, repeated violations may result in a Ubisoft account suspension applicable on the game (temporary or permanent).
Actual disciplinary action depends on the severity of the behavior and shall be decided at Ubisoft’s discretion, on a case by case basis.
The anti-cheating policy will begin this week, with warnings sent out to all first-time offenders. Ubosift also stated in their post that players playing fairly can be “rest assured that sanctions will only be applied if there is clear evidence [of cheating].”
For Honor is a hack-and-slash action title released world wide on February 14, 2017, taking place in a medieval fantasy setting that includes such historical roles as knights, vikings, and samurai in a third-person perspective. The game has 55 trophies, including the platinum and at least 15 online trophies.