Rockstar Takes Novel Approach to Punishing Max Payne 3 Multiplayer Cheaters

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.

Source: Polygon

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    eston says:

    This sounds like a pretty clever idea, but I am not in favor of the permanent ban for a second offense and here's why:

    Some people might actually prefer to play in the Cheater's Pool. Quite a lot of people enjoy exploiting games because of the over-the-top possibilities it brings, and having a room occupied ONLY by people using exploits might turn out to be a really fun game mode. Rockstar should cultivate this as a separate multiplayer experience (albeit one that you're forced to play in if you get caught cheating in the regular multiplayer), and see where it goes rather than banning people for trying to get there a second time.

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    Longjocks says:

    The punishment is nicely novel, even if they didn't come up with it, but the canvassing method is likely to give them a lot of false positives to sift through for evidence.

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    IanC says:

    This game shouldn't even have multiplayer.

    Then again, this game shouldn't even exist as far as im concerned. Its not Max Payne. Unless they get Remedy back, and its stars the PROPER Max PAyne from the first two games not this sad looking wannabe, then there is no Max Payne 3 to me.

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