Rockstar mobilizes community to patrol 'Max Payne 3' cheating

Rockstar acknowledges Max Payne 3 exploits, asks for community help to rein in cheaters.

Max Payne 3's multiplayer has been hacked, and Rockstar plans to mobilize the community to identify cheaters.

"We're aware that a small minority of players are spoiling the Max Payne 3 multiplayer experience for honest players with cheats and hacks and while certain issues will be dealt with in forthcoming title updates, today we'd like to make it clear that anyone using these nefarious methods will be dealt with," a Rockstar spokesperson wrote on the company's blog.

Exploiters will be remanded to a penal colony called the "Cheaters Pool" where they can complete only against other "confirmed miscreants." Their stats will also be removed from leaderboards. Though Rockstar leaves open the possibility of absolution, it also assured a two-strike rule wherein repeat offenders will be banned forever.

Rockstar encourages anyone who spots a cheater to email with the platform, gamertag, description of the violation and a video or a screenshot if possible.

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