Game News Red Dead Online: he denounces cheaters, Rockstar bans him and resets his account
Rather unusual fact in the video game world: it seems that there was a miscommunication between Rockstar and an assiduous player of Red Dead Online, who nevertheless thought he was doing well.
The sprinkler watered
Although Red Dead Online isn’t really Rocksar’s top priority anymore, many players still roam the western lands of the sublime Red Dead Redemption II. And like all multiplayer games, there are cheats that use software to make their lives easier. : god mode, automatic aiming, invisibility on the radar… the cheaters are numerous and they have notably rotted many parts, in particular those of Kevin Daly, an assiduous player.
So much so that he began to denounce all these individuals in reports sent to Rockstar, via official support channels. The developer’s response? “Cheat reports are currently not accepted for Red Dead Redemption 2.” A lunar answer for someone who thought he was doing the right thing: even worse, his account was banned for thirty days for violating Rockstar’s Terms of Service. And it’s not over.
A punishment out of nowhere
In addition to being banned for a month, Rockstar told Kevin Daly that “all his Red Dead Online characters, progress and inventory will be reset”. As a final blow, the R-starred firm added that “its decisions to suspend, ban and reset characters from Red Dead Online are final and without appeal”. In short, Kevin Daly was severely punished… but for what, exactly?
Visibly frustrated (and rightly so), the poor unfortunate exposed his story on Reddit, from the forum dedicated to Red Dead Online. Supported by players, the controversy then began to swell and Rockstar reversed its decision, sending a new message to Daly.
The last response you received from us that we don’t accept cheat reports in Red Dead Online was not correct. We completely accept the reporting of cheaters and we take cheating and the pain it causes in our games very seriously. I’m so sorry you had issues with other players cheating or using bugs in the game.
It would simply seem, therefore, that Rockstar made a pure careless mistake, taking Daly for a cheater when he came to denounce them. The studio has also declared that its first response result “miscommunication.”
The sentence is irrevocable
So you could say all’s well that ends well, except… Rockstar hasn’t really fixed Kevin Daly’s situation. His banishment has been lifted, of course, but his character was indeed reset to level 1. He was able to keep the silver and gold accumulated before, but lost all upgrades and items from his avatar, which was close to level 100.
Contacted by PC Games N, the player specifies:
The ban has been lifted, but I have to start from scratch. I spent around €15 real money (in-game) and obviously €69.99 for RDR2 and Red Dead Online. It’s not much, really. It’s just that you can spend thousands or small amounts, but at the end of the day, if your situation in the game doesn’t affect Rockstar financially, they don’t seem to care.
Honestly, I feel disappointed. I’ve been Rockstar since the PS2 era and spent a lot of money. It looks like they ditched RDR2 in favor of GTA Online and just let modders and cheaters run wild. I know myself personally, I will not return to RDR2 because the pleasure is no longer there.
Not having the energy to return to level 100, Daly therefore admits to abandoning the game following his misadventure. And as much to say that it does not make a very good advertisement for Rockstar…