Ban Hammer Coming for Red Dead Redemption Cheaters Next Week

August 20, 2010 -

Players fond of using hacked save games to gain benefits in multiplayer probably feel like cattle rustlers in the sights of Matt Dillon from Gun Smoke today. Rockstar is getting ready to ban as many accounts as it has to to clean up this “Wild West” of a multiplayer community, but it wants to give players a chance to repent by deleting those hacked save games.

There are other negatives to getting banned besides not being able to play the game online; banned accounts will also be removed from leaderboards, but those smart enough to erase those "bad save files" will still get to keep their achievements and trophies, pre-order items and cheats earned through the "Social Club" after creating a new save game and logging in.

"Next week, starting on Tuesday, August 24th – we will be swiftly and indefinitely banishing from the world of 'Red Dead Redemption' multiplayer all Gamertags and PSN IDs we’ve detected with hacked game saves," a company representative wrote on the Rockstar Games blog. "Such cheating is a clear violation of our code of conduct, and punishable at our sole discretion."

The message is pretty clear: clean your act up or be prepared to face the consequences, I guess.

Source: MTV Multiplayer


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Re: Ban Hammer Coming for Red Dead Redemption Cheaters Next ...

oh good, cheaters have no place in multiplayer game.
 

Re: Ban Hammer Coming for Red Dead Redemption Cheaters Next ...

Let´s hope that they don´t start to ban players who don´t use cheats by accident.

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Re: Ban Hammer Coming for Red Dead Redemption Cheaters Next ...

I've seen some of these cheats and most of them can't be used by accident. Just to be clear, the ban hammer won't swing just from the entered in cheats in single player.

Kind of glad that they will clear off all the 0 second scores on Social Club though.

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