Gaming isn’t just a hobby. For some, it’s a way of life, and as such, there are rules that need to be followed. This goes for both spoken and unspoken rules, the biggest of which being the topic of cheating. Cheat codes that are made by developers are fine, but using custom-made programs to give you advantages in multiplayer games isn’t cool. Knowing that cheats are an ever-present threat, Ubisoft has dedicated a post on their forum to talk about how they’ll try and stop cheating in For Honor.
To Ubisoft, the top priority in regards to cheating is to stop it at all costs. That way the game is fair for everyone. Thus, they’ve added EasyAntiCheat to For Honor, a program that lets Ubisoft identify players who look to cheat or hack their way to victory. Through this software, they’ve already taken down about 400 cheaters in For Honor. The game launched officially on February 14th, so that’s a short amount of time for a lot of cheaters.
Sanctions won’t just apply to full-on cheaters, though. 70 players in the game were banned for offensive emblems, harassment and other misconducts. All these players were reported by other players, and Ubisoft encourages you to contact Customer Support if you see something offensive in the game.
Any ban will be enforced on your player account, not the console or PC. Ubisoft also notes that bans can happen on first offenses, as they’re trying to make the game fair for everyone. If you think you might be next in the ban hammer line, check out the Code of Conduct to make sure. If you do get caught, you will be informed by Ubisoft with details on what you did wrong and how long your ban will last.
If you feel you were wrongly accused of cheating, there is an appeal process, and Ubisoft will take all appeals seriously. More information regarding bans can be found on their support page.