How we're fighting AFK Farming
03/03/2017 06:00 PM
Ubisoft is dedicated to creating a level playing field in our games, and the full For Honor development team is committed to constantly act against individuals trying to gain advantages from using hacks or bots. You can find below last week’s post on the subject.
Our Approach to Sanctioning in For Honor
This week we wanted to give your more visibility about our policy against players who are “AFK Farming” the For Honor Battlefields. For those unfamiliar with the practice, players are able to go AFK (away from keyboard) and keep their in-game character moving throughout a match (ex. tying a rubber band on the control stick), garnering end-game rewards and progression without actually playing. The “farming” aspect comes about when these players use this technique frequently to gain a large amount of these rewards.
Because this kind of behavior negatively affects the player experience of others, it has become a top priority for us. As such, we will be sanctioning all the players who have been found to be using AFK Farming repeatedly.
Depending on the situation, and the existence of additional sanctions already on a player’s account, we can apply different degrees of sanctions.
1st offense will trigger a warning, then, repeated violations may result in a Ubisoft account suspension applicable on the game (temporary or permanent).
Actual disciplinary action depends on the severity of the behavior and shall be decided at Ubisoft’s discretion, on a case by case basis.
Please understand that no details about the state of our investigation into this matter will be disclosed at any stage. Rest assured that sanctions will only be applied if there is clear evidence.
Starting early next week, warning sanctions will be applied to all first time offenders.
A BIG thanks to all who reported toxic behaviors from the game or customer support website!
In addition to the sanctions, we are currently working on improved methods of identifying and preventing AFK Faming.
As a reminder, our Code of Conduct can be found here: Code of Conduct
You may also wish to refer to our FAQ regarding applicable sanctions in For Honor: For Honor Sanctions
We’ll leave you with a reminder of our Community Values:
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! The For Honor Team