Rampant Cheating in The Division PC Will Be Addressed, Ubisoft Promises


Following reports yesterday about the discovery of hacks that allow for cheating in the PC version of The Division’s beta, Ubisoft today released a statement in response, pledging a solution for the full release in March. There are no specifics just yet, but Ubisoft wants to offer a “fair experience” for all players.

“We are aware of the cheating issues in the closed beta on PC,” the developer said in The Division’s forums. “The team is fully committed to providing solutions against this and a system will be in place to ensure a fair experience for players when the game is released on March 8.”

Exploits include altering statistics to grant players unlimited health and ammo, super-speed, critical hit chance, no recoil, and unlimited medical kits.

According to posts on Reddit and NeoGAF, the exploits are possible because players’ statistics are stored on The Division’s client side, which users can alter and then push online. The game server allegedly accepts these altered values without checking, something Ubisoft may address for launch.

The Division’s beta was recently extended for an extra 24 hours and is now due to end February 2 at 3 AM PST / 6 AM EST.

The Division is scheduled for release on March 8 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. If you’d like to compare the graphics and resolution of the two console versions, check out this performance analysis.

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