Ubisoft recently released a patch, the highlight of which promised an increased degree of post-game content. The French developer wants to ensure that this online RPG has what it takes to keep hundreds of thousands of gamers engaged as they level up in the desolate streets of Manhattan.
This new system, called Falcon Lost, was designed to slowly drip feed rewards to players once a week. The idea was that everyone who started playing the new content would level up together in a fair and steady way - no OP players in sight. But a new exploit bypasses all of these niceties.
Exploit In New Update Could See Ubisoft Punish Players Of 'Tom Clancy's The Division'
The new content, also called The Incursion, has a little exploit on it that sees players using the game’s portable cover skill to slide through a wall. As a result, you can actually skip an entire boss mission but you're still rewarded all of the loot. But seeing as you haven't actually beaten the boss, the game gets confused and you can repeat this as many times as you like.
Anyone who has availed of this cheat is now, literally, weeks ahead of everyone who has decided to take the normal root. Everyone is pissed off and Ubisoft ain't happy.
Ubisoft's CoC claims that "exploitation of any new or known issues or bugs is forbidden and may result in account suspension or revocation."
Essentially, they've stated that your account could be suspended if you're caught availing of this exploit and if you continue to do this, you may actually be deleted and no longer allowed to participate in The Division. While it's nice to hear of some justice, this is a bit ridiculous.
Should Those Who Use The Exploit Be Punished?
Surely this is a glitch that slipped through the cracks and is no way the fault of players who happened upon it. Right?
If I find a glitch that allows me to create an infinite amount of money in Fallout 4 and I use it multiple times, is that really my fault? Should I be punished for that? Hardly! I'm just interacting with the product that I purchased. If Ubisoft don't want people to use this exploit, their game should prevent them from doing so.
While it sucks that so many players can get ahead of the curb with this exploit, it isn't something that players created. It was simply discovered.