Back in April, Ubisoft announced that it was cracking down on those caught using cheats in Tom Clancy's The Division, introducing a temporary suspension for first-offenders, followed by a permanent ban for anyone caught cheating again.
Since then, it's taken action against over 30,000 accounts, including 3,800 that received permanent bans, which the company says has "led to a significantly improved experience" for those who play the game fairly. However, it also says that its two-strike system - offering gamers a second chance if they're caught cheating - "has not been dissuasive enough".
As a result, and after reviewing feedback from its community, Ubisoft has announced that it's removing the two-strike system, and "will now start applying permanent bans on first offense when players are caught using cheat engines".
Ubisoft says it's committed to "ensuring a positive and fair environment free of noxious players willingly violating the rules".
Tom Clancy's The Division has been a huge success for Ubisoft, selling more copies in its first 24 hours than any other game in the company's history, and soaring to $330 million of sales in just five days, making it "the biggest first week ever for a new gaming franchise". It's reportedly preparing to build on that success by turning the game into a blockbuster movie, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.