The Division exploits send it ‘heading for catastrophe’

    
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It’s hard not to understate how bad the situation is in The Division right now. Over the last few weeks, stories and reports have been surfacing about the many issues plaguing the game, from exploits to glitches to yet more exploits.

An article from UK’s The Guardian paints a picture of how this successful title is “heading for catastrophe.” Exploits used to gain loot in PvE, the writer notes, can be turned around to use in the heated PvP Dark Zone for an unfair advantage. While Ubisoft is attempting to address some of these situations, at least, the article points out that the forum and subreddit is flooded with evidence of hacks and rampant cheats.

The Division has a cheating problem,” the article states. “Not just one, either, but a critical mass of glitches, exploits, and hacks that — in the eyes of the playerbase at least — threaten the game’s immediate and long-term future on the PC. Players stack items for unintended bonuses, farm missions in seconds, and — worst of all — using third-party hacks to cheat in player vs player (PvP) competition.”

The news source did elicit an official response out of Ubisoft, which wrote:

With Update 1.1 now behind us, and Update 1.2 in the works, we also want to briefly mention our ongoing work related to bug exploits.

We are currently adjusting our processes and policies in order to better track and deter exploiters, in line with industry standards and out of fairness and respect for the larger The Division community. Expect more details on this in the next days.

Source: The Guardian
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BryanCole
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PC master race eh?  Lol, this is why console games are sometimes better for competitve games.  I say sometimes as I like playing on my PC too, I just don’t do all that hacking crap that PC allows more than consoles do.  But when the hardware itself makes it harder for cheaters to take advantage I have to give props to said hardware.  Enjoying my time with the Division on PS4, haven’t had any issues yet.

Not saying that consoles are immune, we all know they aren’t, but the percentage of hackers on consoles compared to PC, well, it’s all in the numbers really.  But essentially, people are the real problem.  If you hack games, you aren’t a real gamer(at least hacking games that give you an advantage over other players, who cares if you hack a single player game, lol).  At all.

Lights_andMusic
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Damonvile PurpleCopper I’m not sure “It’ has the same poor design as other poorly designed games”  is really the best selling point. 

Also, argumentum ad antiquitatem

Griffs
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Griffs

moirrey This is so freaking true. I can’t stand a fucking hacker in MMOs. My current shooter is APB Reloaded and those fuckers are everywhere. 

Hackers ruin every game they play. Normal players get so pissed off they stop playing. I haven’t logged into APB in a week now cause of it.

ZenDadaist
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ZenDadaist

ApathyCurve Could be worse, could be a lot worse. Could be the Daily Mail.

OdinValhalla
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OdinValhalla

melissaheather OdinValhalla

BDO had the benefit of being ported from korea. it was pretty well vetted and yes in that case the western release has been pretty good. The trend for many years now is get the game out as fast as you can, companies are selling Pre Alpha access now, PRE ALPHA. I know “but they need the income to build the title” yes in some cases they do, in a lot of cases, like the division these are development houses that are well funded and really are just shamelss.

moirrey
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PrestonNoahLien They would have a dead game in their hands.

moirrey
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moirrey

ApathyCurve Is that you, Rupert Murdoch?

moirrey
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moirrey

Players. The greatest threat a game can have.

Qarran
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Qarran

melissaheather Qarran  It will be expensive.  But as one who witnessed the implosion of AA first hand in large part because of the hacks and cheats I think it is well worth it IF they want to keep the game viable.

I’m not negating the fact that they could just shrug their shoulders and decide to milk the game or all it is worth instead of really fixing things.  Sadly, that may the most profitable way out from their perspective.

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