We strive to make our games fun, inclusive, and fair for all players. However, when someone cheats, uses an exploit, or otherwise gains an unfair advantage it’s not fun—certainly not for other players and arguably, not even for those cheating. It cheapens the experience for everyone. We take cheating seriously and work to maintain a level playing field through moderation, patches, and live updates. While we employ many methods to combat cheating, player feedback is an essential component to our efforts, which is why today we’ve launched a new system that allows anyone to report suspected cheating in Uncharted 4 Multiplayer directly to our development teams.
Starting today, anyone can visit NaughtyDog.com/Report, log in with their PlayStation Network ID, and share details about suspected cheating, exploits, or unsporting play they encounter in Uncharted 4 Multiplayer. So, what constitutes cheating or an otherwise actionable offense? Here are some of the things we look out for*:
- Alteration of Game Code
- Use of Modified Game Software
- Use of Modified Game Hardware
- Manipulation of In-Game Systems
- Exploiting Environmental Geometry
- Manipulation of Connectivity
- Boosting and Other Forms of Unsporting Play
Anyone can use this system, but in order for us to properly investigate a report, we need a few things—including a video of the cheat, exploit, or unsporting play you’re reporting. For a list of everything required and detailed instructions, visit NaughtyDog.com/Report.
*Please note that deceptive conduct, cheating, hacking, and other misuse of the PlayStation Network are already prohibited by the Code of Conduct contained in the PlayStation Network Terms of Service and User Agreement. Prohibition against instances of cheating, exploits, and unsporting play noted above is in addition to, and not instead of, rules set forth in the PlayStation Network Terms of Service and User Agreement.