Red Dead ban hammer coming tomorrow

Gamertags and PSN IDs to get slammed.

Tomorrow Gamertags and PlayStation Network IDs with hacked Red Dead Redemption game saves will be banned from playing, Rockstar has warned.

"Oh yes. As promised, the ban hammer is a'coming," said the GTA creator.

"Starting on Tuesday 24th August 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.

Rockstar says those who took advantage of exploits to rapidly grind experience points will not be banned, but it is able to tell who 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."

Rockstar says after deleting your save, go online before tomorrow to register. 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.

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