Star Citizen Cheaters Face Permaban if Caught – “Zero Tolerance Policy” Now in Effect
It’s not unheard of for people to be found cheating in video games, especially first person shooters. In fact, it’s not unheard of for exploits in coding and cheating programs to be found on new release games barely a week out of release. Game developers do their best to make sure this doesn’t happen, and try even harder to fix issues as soon as they arise – whether it’s changing code or implementing anti-cheat software. Star Citizen cheaters may want to think twice before going ahead with their plan to give themselves an unfair advantage.
With the release of Star Citizen 2.6 Alpha, which included the Star Marine module, so too have reports of cheating. This is no surprise, as plenty of people cry “hacks!” when they lose in online FPS games. Accusations of cheating are thrown around like there’s no tomorrow, especially if you’re an exceptionally good player or just having a very lucky match. Luckily, Cloud Imperium Games has a “zero tolerance policy” to those found cheating. Star Citizen cheaters that are caught will have their account permanently suspended and will NOT receive a refund, regardless of how much money they have spent on the game.
Cheat prevention in Star Citizen and Squadron 42 is a priority for us, and we have gathered lots of feedback from internal and external sources since the initial release of Star Marine. Rest assured, we have already begun banning violators as well as working on short-term, and long-term solutions for preventing the use of 3rd party programs. Requesting video evidence helps us achieve a few things—It substantiates claims made by players, which we compare with our internal data, and it helps us improve the functionality of our tools to better combat cheaters proactively
Star Citizen is going to be a huge game, having earned over US$140 million in backing, so it’s good to see them taking a stance that shows they love their game and wants everyone to have an even playing field. CIG doesn’t want to ban anyone unfairly, however, and as such they have requested that all reports of cheaters be accompanied by video evidence. Unfortunately, not everyone can provide this, so there is a small problem in there, but it’s not an unreasonable request.
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