Hey, you, person cheating in The Division. You should probably stop. Ubisoft has indicated that it will permaban cheaters upon their first discovered offense from here on out. No ifs, ands or buts.
This comes after the community told Ubisoft that the 14 day bans for cheating simply weren’t enough.
The Division‘s Community Manager explicitly announced the new policy on Ubisoft’s official forums. The bold emphasis is their writing, not mine.
Following this campaign of suspensions and bans, it also became clear that while huge progress has been made in terms of cheat detection, our 14 days suspension on first offense policy has not been dissuasive enough. Judging from your feedback, and based on what we witnessed when cheaters came back to the game, we have now decided to push our policy one step further: we will now start applying permanent bans on first offense when players are caught using cheat engines and we will communicate clearly when new ban waves are taking place.
Good. Cheating in online gaming stinks. Don’t do it.