For Honor: Ubisoft hands out 1,500 bans, 4,000 warnings for AFK farming
Things are getting serious.
Ubisoft has placed bans on 1,500 For Honor players, and warned 4,000 more, for AFK (away from keyboard) farming.
The publisher took to Reddit to confirm the news.
“In today’s wave, around 1 500 players got a 3-Days ban for doing AFK farming,” a representative wrote. “Around 4 000 new AFK farmers got detected and will receive a warning.
“Using a cheat engine to exploit AFK farming is against our Code of Conduct, and these impacted players may get a permaban for cheating.”
AFK farming involves rubber-banding your controller so your character runs around in circles. While the player is “active” in a multiplayer match using this method — and therefore receives post-match rewards — he or she isn’t actually competing in proceedings, much to the detriment of the team he or she is on.
Do you think a three-day ban is sufficient?