Ubisoft is ramping up the fight against cheaters in recent multiplayer combat title For Honor, but unfortunately the company’s anti-cheat plans seem to be having some side-effects. As it turns out, some of the game’s players are claiming that they have been banned incorrectly by the title’s anti-cheat program.
As noted by Kotaku, plenty of For Honor users have been speaking up against this allegedly hyper-reactive anti-cheat action. Claims have been popping up that the game has been banning entirely innocent players, receiving a code relating to the EasyAntiCheat system. Specifically, players have raised complaints about being issued with a 0006000043 error code, and promptly getting booted from matches.
This isn’t an entirely new issue, either, with this ban for using an ‘authorized hacking program’ having been a problem with some going back to the game’s beta. However, it seems as though tweaks against the EasyAntiCheat system have still been causing issues for many, even with Ubisoft’s attempts to curb problems with a patch to fix the anti-cheat program.
So far, Ubisoft has tried to make matters better through this patch to curb the sensitivity of EasyAntiCheat, as well as posting a troubleshoot process to help any players incorrectly picked up by the program. However, it’s clear that not every issue has been entirely resolved, as shown by the continued examples of players suffering from bans while claiming innocence.
Exactly what is causing this error has not yet been directly identified, but some feel that it could be linked to those playing the game using the Xpadder controller, which may violate Ubisoft’s ban on macro programs in its games. Players could potentially map out functions far beyond the capabilities of a human player, and even if these exploits are not used, EasyAntiCheat may not make this distinction.
However, other players of the critically-acclaimed For Honor have claimed that they are not even using Xpadder, and have still been on the receiving end of incorrect bans. Whether this turns out to be entirely true, of course, remains to be seen – as always with these issues, some of the users are using exploits but simply not admitting to it – but it seems likely that Ubisoft still needs to look at its use of EasyAntiCheat and adjust accordingly.
In the meantime, those tempted to cheat with the game may need to think twice about heading for the macros. Instead, they could turn to some guides on the game, such as how to play Valkyrie or how to play Shugoki. After all, it’s probably less of a risk than turning to cheats.
For Honor is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.