Black Desert bans and suspends node exploiters
Last week, Black Desert’s Reddit erupted with claims that a popular streamer, who been previously banned and unbanned in a spring crackdown, had unwittingly streamed proof that he was still exploiting, causing other players to cry foul. At the tail end of last week, Kakao finally addressed this issue.
“During an investigation into reports of a potential exploit last April, our team determined that it was, in fact, possible for users to send multiple workers to a single node,” Community Coordinator Yukimura explains. “Shortly after, a patch was applied to resolve this bug. However, due to an oversight in the applied patch, some elements of the bug were not fully removed. One such example was the failure to reset all player’s workers, including those that were being utilized in the exploit. It was later discovered that some users’ workers were still designated to a single node. This allowed the continued use of multiple workers on a single node, and has subsequently been resolved as of July 12th maintenance.”
So what’s happening to the folks who kept on exploiting? “Three users have been found to have used complex methods to intentionally and maliciously utilize the exploit for extremely high-value gains” — they’re getting permabans. An additional 40 players will be suspended for 72 hours and see their ill-gotten gains yoinked.
“We apologize for the insufficient measures taken to resolve this exploit sooner and will do our best to prevent such oversights in the future,” Kakao writes.