According to the Reddit community manager for Ubisoft, the company has decided to crack down on players that are using the AFK farming method to rig the system. Around 1.500 players got three-day bans, while another 4.000 will receive warnings. Players using a cheat engine to AFK farm might even be facing permabans.
Some For Honor players seem to have a very loose perception of the word honor. We’ve written before about various For Honor players getting banned for cheating. Cheating, modding, hacking, exploiting, harassment and other similar behavior directly violates Ubisoft’s Code of Conduct. The company then reserves the right to take actions to punish offending players.
AFK farming basically means that players grind EXP and other rewards off of the backs of team members. The game is designed in such a way that inactive players get booted out of the game. However, some just tie the analog sticks together to bypass that and get loot without playing the game at all. If you’re wondering what’s the point of purchasing a game and then making it play itself, I don’t know either. It’s depressing to even think about.
According to the Reddit post by Gaidheal, who is a Ubisoft representative on the website, 1.500 players got a three-day ban for AFK farming in the latest ban wave. An additional 4.000 newly-detected farmers will get a warning. The post then goes on to say:
Using a cheat engine to exploit AFK farming is against our Code of Conduct, and these impacted players may get a permaban for cheating.
It’s good to see a team being so devoted to keeping the game as cheater-free as possible. We leave you with a quote from the post, citing the Community Values of For Honor:
Honor: Fight, win and lose with Honor. Support your teammates.
Respect: Respect your opponents and other community members, inside and outside the game.
Share: Share your experience, share tips and hints, spread the word! Looking forward meeting you all on the battlefields!