Exploits have always been a significant issue for MMO titles, and the latest casualty of these exploits is The Division 2. Ubisoft took to Twitter to announce that they are aware that some players are using exploits to gain additional XP. The game developers did not go into detail about what players were doing to get around these game mechanics.
Still, they did admit that some players were unfairly able to obtain an excessive amount of XP in a short period of time. They further stated that these exploits are causing high latency on their servers, making the game unplayable for the players. This fact has made Ubisoft take strict action against violators since this cannot be tolerated at any cost. The developers said on Twitter:
Ubisoft did not announce when they plan to fix the bug causing these exploits. Instead, they said they are keeping a close eye on everyone and that anyone caught cheating would be temporarily or permanently banned. They announced that the first violation would result in a 14-day ban from the game. Should they exploit the game mechanics again, they would face a permanent ban from the game.
This announcement received a mixed reception from the fans. Although the majority agreed with the ban decision, some players became enraged and demanded that Ubisoft fix the bug instead of banning them. @SaiyansVengean1 on Twitter commented:
Lazy developers message instead of being responsible and patching it they do this instead. I stopped playing this game 2 years ago because of playability issues many were calling for a fix and didn’t do it so I uninstalled it and never looked back. Waste of a 100$ I’ll never get back.@SaiyansVengean1
It is strongly advised not to take any shortcuts to gain XP because there is now a ban hammer hanging above, and in case you doubt it, try out your luck.