Around 1500 For Honor players banned for AFK farming

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In all, approximately 4,000 AFK farmers were detected and issued a warning, with around 1,500 getting a 3-day ban for repeated offense. This "autonomous" activity allows gamers to rack up rewards and experience points without even actually "playing" the game.

We communicated earlier this month about how we're fighting AFK farming and how the For Honor team takes this issue very seriously.

Earlier this month, Ubisoft vowed to crack down on players caught cheating in its new medieval brawler For Honor.

Folks in the community seem less than thrilled with Ubisoft's response, especially when connection issues are still running rampant. But there is a solution to this as well.

AFK farming is, however, against For Honor's code of conduct, says Ubisoft.

In For Honor, some players have been using things like rubber bands to hold a controller thumbstick in a certain direction, allowing your character to move around while you go off and do something else entirely. According to the Code of Conduct, the punishment for AFK Farming could land a player in suspension. The developer has revealed via Reddit the extent of the measures they're taking.

All-in-all, it's best to enjoy the game as intended otherwise you may face the ban hammer from Ubisoft along with other developers who are against XP farming. We saw Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan telling the players to stop the abuse of custom games in a haste of leveling up faster. Last week, Ubisoft had no problem letting the community know that there was a huge AFK farming problem in their game, and they were about to solve it. Well, in my opinion, nobody would want to face banning or losing the account on a platform like For Honor.



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