ArcheAge Unchained permabans 200+ accounts over ArchePass mission exploits

If you were among the gamers protesting exploits in ArcheAge Unchained – or the ArchePass in general – then know that Gamigo has now acted on some of your complaints. The studio announced this afternoon that it’s reduced the gold influx from the missions and actioned accounts found to have exploited the missions over the last week since launch.

“With today’s hotfix, all ArchePass missions have had their maximum gold for completion reduced to 10g. Along with this, the weekly mission counter has been applied. After reviewing accounts that were abusing the previous high gold from world boss missions, we have permanently banned over 200 accounts. These accounts were participating in high level abuse of this system, which continued after the previous warning was given. We are continuing with additional efforts to clean up the aftermath, and will be tracking items or gold that were moved by offending accounts. We are working with XL to remove banned accounts from the leaderboard. This decision was reached due to the zero tolerance policy we have in place for violations of our Terms of Service, and we wanted to be very transparent with players on what actions have been taken. We take these issues very seriously, and will continue with this strict adherence to our zero tolerance policy on abuse and exploits. The team is committed to ensuring a level playing field and will not be providing second chances for accounts found in violation.”

The servers were pulled down for maintenance earlier today but should be online now. Gamigo’s also posted some tips for folks still wrangling with their Steam accounts.

Update 8:15 PM EDT
Now it appears Gamigo is walking back some of the bans. “The team has been reviewing accounts that were initially banned as part of the World Boss Quest ban wave,” the studio tweeted. “We banned all accounts that killed a number of world bosses close to the daily cap multiple days in a row. Accounts that were found to not be abusing resets were released.”
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