The multiplayer portion of Rockstar Games' Max Payne 3 has been hacked and the company is now urging players to help them identify people that are using the cheats to get a leg up in online games. In a post on the company's official blog Rockstar said that it wants players to identify exploiters:
"We're aware that a small minority of players are spoiling the Max Payne 3 multiplayer experience for honest players with cheats and hacks and while certain issues will be dealt with in forthcoming title updates, today we'd like to make it clear that anyone using these nefarious methods will be dealt with," Rockstar wrote on its official blog.
Those caught cheating won't be banned – they will be forced into a special punishment area called the "Cheaters Pool" where they can play against other losers who have been identified and confirmed as users of hacks, cheats, and exploits. Their stats will also be wiped from the leaderboards. While cheaters might have the possibility of getting out of this virtual multiplayer jail, should they sin a second time Rockstar promises a permanent ban from multiplayer. What a novel approach to handling bad actors that are trying to ruin multiplayer for the masses.