Rockstar’s Max Payne 3 has attracted a number of users who are “spoiling the multiplayer experience for honest players with cheats and hacks.” No surprise, that always happens. However, in a bit of a twist, the studio isn’t banning those players, but giving them a taste of their own medicine by forcing them into matches with other cheats.
“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,” the developer explains.
“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 offense 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.”
You can do your part, too. If you see a cheater, Rockstar asks that you snitch them out by emailing [email protected] with the following information included:
– 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