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Rockstar cracks down on RDR cheats

Update set to hack off hackers.

Rockstar is taking cheaters to task with a new update for Red Dead Redemption.

"We'd just like to let all fans and players of Red Dead Redemption multiplayer know that we're aware a few rotten apples persist in the online world, trying to make the experience unpleasant for everyone else," reads a message on the company's website.

"Obviously, these multiplayer modes can be great fun when everyone is on the up-and-up, so to ensure we preserve the integrity of gameplay for all online, we are actively working on new features to counter against the isolated incidents of abuse that go on."

In other words, Rockstar is preparing an update for release on Xbox Live and PSN "within the next month". It will foil both hackers and cheaters, and "Those who have been detected to be cheating beyond a shadow of doubt will be promptly banned from the Red Dead online world for a period of our discretion."

There's also good news for those who have been getting grief in Free Roam. They will get the option to flee by Transporting and respawning in a new region of their choice. "And those who are bullying repeatedly will face a new challenge: when a player gets a 6 kill streak in Free Roam, they will become "Most Wanted." This alerts other players of their status as a player-killer, and also sends NPC law response after them," says Rockstar.

Better behave then.

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