On Reddit, the For Honor team has made an official statement in regards to AFK Farming. They announced that they have banned around 1,500 players for three days and 4,000 AFK Farmers have received warnings for such activity.
Last week Ubisoft mentioned their plan to combat the AFK Famers in this post. Claiming players who would use the exploit would be hit with a warning first and repeat offenders would be dealt suspensions. Further disciplinary action against the player would be decided at Ubisoft’s discretion.
If you’re curious to how AFK Farming is described, Ubisoft provided this explanation, “players are able to go AFK (away from keyboard) and keep their in-game character moving throughout a match (ex. tying a rubber band on the control stick), garnering end-game rewards and progression without actually playing. The “farming” aspect comes about when these players use this technique frequently to gain a large amount of these rewards.”
Ubisoft’s first wave of warnings and bans have gone out, as mentioned earlier, and will continue to do so when the exploit is detected. Players using a cheat engine to take advantage of the exploit can expect to be hit with a permaban when caught. It might be just me but there has to be something better you could spend your time doing than making a bot to farm points for you.
Players who use such cheats will receive an official email detailing their sanction and the reason behind it. Maybe if everyone stops cheating in online video games we could have less toxic communities? Just a thought.
Earlier this year we reviewed For Honor and gave it a favourable score detailing its deep combat mechanics. You can read about that here.