Microsoft Clamp Down on GamerScore "Cheats"

Microsoft Clamp Down on GamerScore “Cheats”

Published On March 25, 2008 | By David Wriglesworth | News

Microsoft has today revealed how they are clamping down on GamerScore and Achievement tampering. Microsoft claim “XBOX LIVE remains committed to keeping the service free of cheating in order to maintain a fair and level playing field for everyone.” As of today, when Microsoft/XBOX Live spots a user who has tampered with the GamerScore and Achievement system and violated the XBOX Live Terms of Use the following steps will be taken:

• Resetting the entire GamerScore for an account to zero
• The account will be unable to regain all previously obtained achievements and GamerScore, however, the players will have the ability to gain future Achievements by earning them fairly, like the majority of the Xbox LIVE community does.
• The account will be clearly labelled as a cheater for the community to view on xbox.com. In dash, the personal view of the gamercard will be labelled as well.

The label looks like this:

One of the most famous users associated with tampering, StripClubDj, was one of the first to have their GamerScore of over 200,000 reset and get the big juicy label. You can read more about GamerScore corrections on the XBOX.com FAQ.

What do you think of Microsoft clamping down on “cheaters”? Leave a comment with your thoughts.

About The Author

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.