With Ubisoft’s third-person role-playing game hybrid The Division having its beta extended by a day, PC users have taken to Reddit upon discovering how easy it is to cheat in the game.
“I’m a reverse engineer and experienced game developer that specialises in most game securities. I love this game too much to see this game go down in flames. However, without stating anything specific on how to ‘cheat’ in this beta. It’s scarily simple,” posted Redditor division_throwaway. “Everything from ammo count, level XP, Dark Zone currency, player speed are all CLIENT trusted, and take time to sync via server time.”
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The post goes on to explain how it’s easy for users to obtain infinite ammo and manipulate player speed among other things.
“In the full game, I highly anticipate some sort of anticheat or method preventing any kind of open handle to the application. I understand that this is a beta but for it to be this simple and with absolutely no way of reporting or having consequences, I’m scared for the full release,” the post continues.
It seems that Ubisoft is aware of these concerns.
“Guys, so you’re aware the things discussed here are not in fact hacks or cheats, but merely abuse of glitches that exist in the game currently,” Ubisoft Community Manager Natchai Stappers stated on the game’s official forum. “These glitches are currently being worked on by the team.”
How Ubisoft would address these exploits remains to be seen. Rainbow Six Siege has its fair share of cheaters and how Ubisoft manages to keep The Division trouble-free will be a point of interest in the weeks leading up to the game’s release.