They don’t take kindly to cheating in the Old West and neither does Rockstar Games.
Posted earlier this morning on their Official Website, Rockstar Games let any and all cheaters know that a lynching is coming and they’re getting the ropes ready for a big 'ol party, metaphorically speaking, as cheaters will feel the swift jerk of the banhammer rope if they don’t delete their hacked games before next Tuesday, August 24.
Don’t think y’all can hide, either, because they KNOW who you are.
“We will be swiftly and indefinitely banishing from the world of Red Dead Redemption multiplayer all Gamertags and PSN IDs we’ve detected with hacked game saves. Such cheating is a clear violation of our code of conduct, and punishable at our sole discretion. If you are one of these people, we are giving you this last chance for REDEMPTION to restore your HONOR: you have one week from today to delete your hacked game save to be spared the hammer’s swift justice on the 24th.”
Which means “We’re gonna get ya, Hoss”
*This will not apply to those people who simply took advantage of temporary exploits to rapidly grind up XP a few weeks ago. We are able to tell who actually hacked their save to have impossible scores.
*Banned hackers will also be removed from the leaderboards.
*To be spared, any hacked saves that you have will need to be deleted – single player as well as multiplayer. You should be aware that everything is wiped when deleting saves. These are the only exceptions:
-Players would keep any Achievements/Trophies they had already earned.
-All pre-order items tied to their accounts would be unlocked for them upon signing in and creating a new save while connected to Xbox LIVE or PlayStation Network
-Any cheats earned through Social Club would be unlocked for them upon signing in and creating a new save while connected to Xbox LIVE or PlayStation Network
Rockstar would also like you to know that this blog entry is not the place to go into bitch mode or concoct your excuses in their comments section, “as they will be deleted”, preferring you contact email@example.com for that and they’ll have a look.
A wee bit confused as to why they’re even giving these jerks a week to redeem themsel…ohhhh, I GET IT NOW!
I’m glad more companies are cracking down on no good, lilly-livered, yellow-bellied, cheating bastards. When you hang em, be sure to hang em high.
Much obliged, Rockstar!