Earlier this month, Ubisoft released a statement saying that they were going to come down hard on so-called 'AFK Farmers' in For Honor.
For those unfamiliar with the practice, players are able to go AFK (away from keyboard) and keep their in-game character moving throughout a match (ex. tying a rubber band on the control stick), garnering end-game rewards and progression without actually playing. The “farming” aspect comes about when these players use this technique frequently to gain a large amount of these rewards.Fast-forward to yesterday and Ubisoft has slammed down 1500 AFK farmers with a temporary ban. An additional 4000 AFK farmers have been detected by their anti-cheat system and they can expect to receive a warning in the coming days. If those players get caught cheating again, they'll get a temporary or permanent ban, depending on the "severity of the behavior".
Here's a list of breaches that could get you banned from playing For Honor:
- Cheating (hacking, exploits, bots...)
- Misconduct (scamming, account trading, false reports...)
- Staff impersonation
- Offensive user generated content (emblems)
- Inappropriate usernames
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