There are few things more aggravating in online games than to clearly see people use hacks to cheat their way into riches and power, especially when reporting them seems to do nothing. That’s why it’s a cause to celebrate when a game cracks down on players who use third-party software to get ahead in the game, such as yesterday’s announcement from Elder Scrolls Online.
“We’ve adjusted our automatic anti-cheat systems to focus specifically on the cheats we’ve seen in the last few days, in addition to launching investigations on specific players,” the studio wrote. “We’ve permanently banned 43 players in the last 24 hours who were found to be cheating. We don’t take cheating lightly, and will continue to ban those who are found to be cheating. We’ll be going back through game logs to identify players who were violating our anti-cheating policies in the hours before we performed the automatic cheat detection adjustment.”