There seems to be a degree of irony to cheating in a game called For Honor
has word that some miscreants are indeed bending the rules in their new melee
combat game. They say they are cracking down on this situation with their
EasyAntiCheat software, which sounds like something you'd buy from an
infomercial ("the secret is in the MD5 hashing!"). They say they are taking this
seriously enough to hand out bans for first offences. Here's word:
Honor puts a huge emphasis on skill, so it’s important that it offers a level
playing field – and to ensure that nobody has an unfair advantage, the
developers have rolled out EasyAntiCheat, a program that detects and flags those
who break the rules. Giving the team a way to track cheating, hacking, and
offensive communications forbidden by the game’s code of conduct, EasyAntiCheat
has already been used to identify and ban fewer than 400 players for cheating
and an additional 70 players for offensive conduct.
After being flagged by EasyAntiCheat, suspect accounts are reviewed by the dev
team, which then hands out warnings, temporary suspensions, or permanent bans
against identified players. These bans are applied on an account level, not at
the hardware level. Fairness is hugely important to the game’s creators, so bans
are being handed out to first-time offenders. Players who believe they’ve been
erroneously penalized can also appeal their bans.
To find out more about For Honor’s code of conduct and the consequences for
violating it, visit the official
For Honor support page.