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Red Dead Cheaters and Hackers Be Warned: The Ban Hammer Is Coming – Next Week

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Oh yes.  As promised, the ban hammer is a’coming.

Next week, starting on Tuesday, August 24th – we will be swiftly and indefinitely banishing from the world of Red Dead Redemption multiplayer all Gamertags and PSN IDs we’ve detected  with hacked game saves.  Such cheating is a clear violation of our code of conduct, and punishable at our sole discretion.

If you are one of these people, we are giving you this last chance for REDEMPTION to restore your HONOR: you have one week from today to delete your hacked game save to be spared the hammer’s swift justice on the 24th.

Some notes to be aware of:

* This will not apply to those people who simply took advantage of temporary exploits to rapidly grind up XP a few weeks ago.  We are able to tell who actually hacked their save to have impossible scores.

* Banned hackers will also be removed from the leaderboards.

* To be spared, any hacked saves that you have will need to be deleted – single player as well as multiplayer.  You should be aware that everything is wiped when deleting saves.  These are the only exceptions:

-    Players would keep any Achievements/Trophies they had already earned.
-    All preorder items tied to their accounts would be unlocked for them upon signing in and creating a new save while connected to Xbox LIVE or PlayStation Network
-    Any cheats earned through Social Club would be unlocked for them upon signing in and creating a new save while connected to Xbox LIVE or PlayStation Network

* After deleting your hacked game save(s), you will then need to go online with Red Dead Redemption (prior to August 24th) for it to register that you're now playing clean.  For single-player saves, you will need to re-play the game while connected until you gain access to the safehouse at MacFarlane's ranch.  For multiplayer saves, you will need to play one full game online or do one Gang Hideout.


Also – we’d like to make clear that the comments area below is not the place to air out your grievances with this or to state your excuse (“Um, my cousin was playing on my 360 for a few days – I think he did it!” etc) – all such comments here and in other posts will be deleted, subject to our terms of service.  Please instead direct any and all correspondence on this subject to banhammer@rockstargames.com and we will have a look there.

Thank you all
Rockstar Games


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Petite-Bella- December 30, 2013

This is rediculous. When I first began playing Red Dead Redemption, I cannot remember coming accross any hackers or glitchers, however now every session that I join, there seems to be someone who is cheating. I will admit, I have done the invinsibility glitch before so that I could try the flying glitch. However this was in a private session with my friends. Now though it's almost impossible to join a session and enjoy playing when you have at least one individual continuously killing you from an unreachable point. Now this is not the moral of the game and is giving them an unfair advantage. How are you supposed to kill the individual if they show up on various locations on the map and cannot be reached? How are you also supposed to enjoy a good challanging game with people that will not die, when this happens there is absoloutely no challange or competition and it has resulted in what used to be a brilliant game to particular individuals freezing others and causing trouble. I have been froze countless times meaning I have to restart my ps3, this is usually done unprovoked as well. Certain individuals take pleasure in chasing after less vunerable when they are glitching in order to repeatedly kill them. Although I am top prestige and know how to defend myself fairly, it's quite impossible when you are not able to kick the indiviual or kill them. Genuine players shouldn't have to change session or limit themselves to playing in friendly free roam. How is this fair? People that play correctly should be able to choose which game mode they wish and have no problems when there. Now I cant assume that Rockstar Games is doing nothing to resolve this because they might be however after all the money and popularity you have gained from this game I think it's fair to say that you should be trying to resolve this for your loyal players. Although the game is old, there are still many gamers which love to play this game therefore glitchers and hackers which have bad intentions should be the ones restricted to gaming not us? Red Dead is not as good as it used to be and it's a shame. These pathetic individuals that believe it is good to hack the servers and spoil it for the rest of us really need a reality check because I fail so see how that is 'fun'. Utterly embarassing if I'm honest.

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gbruns December 30, 2013

Just a suggestion to all serious players, what about creating a list with cheater / hacker profile names andkeep it updated frequently?
Here ars some examples I met over the last couple of weeks on RDR multiplayer, I'm really fed up with this...
Please let me introduce from the UK:
cameroon 770, DEAD_BLOOD, saleh-ALHRB, jtizzL87, ANGER_LOKO 05, sadoschism, ...
Please let me inntroduce from the USA:
getit-47, Kuda4244, ANGER_LOKO 09, jhfdfish40-Z, HOSTAL_EMPIRE, speed2427, Wicked_Clowns27,...
Please let me introduce from Spain:
T-A-L-A-D-R-O, K--A-I--S-E--R,...
Please let me introduce from the Netherlands:
MAX_DAMON
I do have many more names, these names are standind for way too many cardsharpers worldwide. Let's do something against them! Don't let them win and destroy the game!

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gbruns December 30, 2013

COMPLAINT @ RockStar Games!
Red Dead Redemption Multiplayer seems to be hacked again since mid of December 2013. There are many cheaters using an invisible or undead cheat.
Yesterday 12/29/2013 - 6:47 pm I have rececived an "invitation" (as follows), from the user GREMLIN-s1ck from the UK, to use this cheat too:
"there a glitch in macfarlanes farm to lvl up extra fast... find bodys on floor with no arms, slash them, then your screen will go blury, go to pikes basin, kill the law, keep your bounty, do pikes basin repeatedly, if you die, repeat the sequence with the body... have fun friend"
Until this message I thought he was a serious gamer and not part of those wretched creatures who are destroying this fantastic game and are anoying all players who love the competition and playing the game with other serious gamers worldwide. Currently it is nearly impossible for serious gamers to play the RDR Multiplayer game, there are no sessions available which are not influenced by cheats, cheaters and hackers.
So RockStar Games please do something against those cardsharpers immediately and ban all the idiots who just try to destroy this amazing game.

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Lexarius_ November 24, 2013

on gta sry kinda aggitated

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Lexarius_ November 24, 2013

Omegamike101 somehow can put himself inside any building and kill you from within making it impossible to hit him. also he did it twice in a row. so i assume hes a hacker if its a glitch that definitely fixed. thanks.

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realshadowtiger October 12, 2013

gypsyboxer9 and legokiller1 these game is full of cheaters

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realshadowtiger October 12, 2013

GA-N-DA-MU-0
BLyccer they r shooting through break walls they r hacking

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realshadowtiger October 12, 2013

liljesse43 is cheating

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aquab33m September 21, 2013

There are two guys going under the map and shooting people,their names are Nasser--305 and ksa-m5moosh,on ps3

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Robertalan August 28, 2013

Sarrantes117070 on psn is cheating using the invincibility glitch in free roam to kill all other players

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