Ubisoft has reportedly banned over 1500 players and they have sent warnings to 4000 more over the AFK Farming in For Honor. According to the Ubisoft Community Manager on Reddit,
We communicated earlier this month about how we’re fighting ADK Farming and how the For Honor team takes this issue very seriously. A first wave of warnings has been sent earlier this week, and the first wave of banning was performed today. Also, a new wave of warnings has been sent simultaneously.
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According to the Reddit comment by the Community manager, The repeated offenders have received a three-day ban from the game.
AFK (Away from keyboard) Farming is all about earning experience points and a number of in-game rewards by competing in a match without even using your keyboard, or you can say “Without even playing.” According to the game’s policies, if a user remains inactive for a large amount of time, he/she gets kicked out from the game. But there is a solution to this as well. If the players keep on moving and keep on trying the analog sticks with a rubber band, they can easily fool the Idle Kick timer.
Ubisoft announced earlier this month that fighting the AFK Farming is a top priority because it is against the For Honor Code of Conduct. All the repeated offenders will be sanctioned and could face a punishment. According to the Code of Conduct, the punishment for AFK Farming could land a player in suspension. The suspension could last a few hours, three days, or a maximum of fifteen-day ban initially. If the same offenders take part in AFK Farming again, they could be banned for a lifetime and their accounts will be permanently banned.
For Honor is not the only one game that’s suffering from all kinds of experience exploits. We saw Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan telling the players to stop the abuse of custom games in a haste of leveling up faster. According to Jeff Kaplan, If the same practices are continued on Overwatch platform, there will be more restrictions implemented. These restrictions could include removing the experience bonuses, banning of players and various other penalties.
Hopefully, the players will be quitting the practice of AFK Farming in For Honor after the detailed message by the Ubisoft’s Community Manager. Well, in my opinion, nobody would want to face banning or losing the account on a platform like For Honor. So follow the rules and earn the experience points in a real way with dignity.