We did read about how Blizzard has laid down the banhammer on Diablo 3 cheaters and hackers, and this kind of behavior is also not tolerated by the gaming community where Max Payne 3 is concerned. In fact, Rockstar, the company behind Max Payne 3, has come up with a dedicated email address for gamers to report Max Payne 3 cheaters, with every intention of sending this group of misguided gamers away from the leaderboards – a “cheater’s pool”, so to speak.
Rockstar posted on their blog, “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. Anyone found to have used hacked saves, modded games, or other exploits to gain an unfair advantage in Max Payne 3 Multiplayer, or to circumvent the leaderboards will be quarantined from all other players into a ‘Cheaters Pool’, where they’ll only be able to compete in multiplayer matches with other confirmed miscreants.”
Should Rockstar decide to actually forgive these cheaters of their past transgressions, they can then have a second chance to play with everyone else the fair and square way. However, a second offense is anathema – resulting in an indefinite banishment. Nothing like a little bit of old fashioned discipline to have people toe the line, no?