Rockstar has announced their plans to combat cheaters in Max Payne 3's multiplayer component.
The Grand Theft Auto developer stated that "a small minority of players are spoiling the Max Payne 3 multiplayer experience for honest players with cheats and hacks". Instead of dealing with cheaters the usual way by simply banning them, Rockstar will instead have them all "quarantined from all other players into a 'Cheaters Pool'".
Anyone found to have used hacked saves, modded games, or other exploits to gain an unfair advantage in Max Payne 3 Multiplayer, or to circumvent the leaderboards will be quarantined from all other players into a 'Cheaters Pool', where they'll only be able to compete in multiplayer matches with other confirmed miscreants.
In the event we decide to absolve any of these cheaters for their past transgressions they may re-enter play with the general public, however a second offense will result in their indefinite banishment. In either case, we will be removing invalid leaderboard entries to ensure that the players at the top of the charts have earned their spots fairly.
Additionally, the firm is asking Max Payne 3 players to report any suspected cheats by sending the details below to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Platform (PC, PS3 or Xbox 360)
- Cheater's Gamertag/ID
- Description of the violation
- If possible, please include concrete evidence, such as a video or a screenshot
Max Payne 3 shipped over three million units in its first week of launch.