A small minority of players spoiling the Max Payne 3 multiplayer experience via the use of cheats and hacks are to be pooled together and kept away from other players, Rockstar has said.
Rockstar says that while certain cheating issues will be dealt with in forthcoming title updates, it wants to make its stance on cheaters very clear.
“Anyone found to have used hacked saves, modded games, or other exploits to gain an unfair advantage in Max Payne 3 Multiplayer, or to circumvent the leaderboards will be quarantined from all other players into a ‘Cheaters Pool’, where they’ll only be able to compete in multiplayer matches with other confirmed miscreants,” explained Rockstar.
“In the event we decide to absolve any of these cheaters for their past transgressions they may re-enter play with the general public, however a second offence will result in their indefinite banishment.
“In either case, we will be removing invalid leaderboard entries to ensure that the players at the top of the charts have earned their spots fairly.”
Spot a cheater and you’re asked to send the following details to [email protected]:
- Platform (PC, PS3 or Xbox 360)
- Cheater’s Gamertag / ID
- Description of the violation
- If possible, please include concrete evidence, such as a video or a screenshot
“Thanks in advance for your cooperation in helping to keep Max Payne 3 Multiplayer on the up-and-up,” concluded Rockstar.