Fair Play: Xbox One To Punish Cheaters

Microsoft have revealed more details about the reputation system that is designed to promote fair play and reduce the amount of cheating and bad behaviour during online gaming.

Cheaters and unfair gamers to be outed

It’s a problem that has become rife in the community but it is now expected to be tackled head on by Microsoft as they have revealed how the recently touted reputation system for Xbox one will work.

“If you don’t want to play with cheats or jerks, you shouldn’t have to,” writes Dunn. “Our new reputation model helps expose people that aren’t fun to be around and creates real consequences for trouble-makers that harass our good players.”

This is sure to be good news for fair and honest gamers who don’t deserve to put up with such issues.

Xbox One to have colour-coded reputation system

Gamers will now have a colour that reflects their gaming reputation. It is relatively simple with Green being the colour for a good player, yellow for one who needs improvement and red signifies gamers other should avoid.


“The more hours you play online without being a jerk, the better your reputation will be; similar to the more hours you drive without an accident, the better your driving record and insurance rates will be,” states Dunn. “Most players will have good reputations and be seen as a “Good Player.” The algorithm is looking to identify players that are repeatedly disruptive on Xbox Live.”

Those worried about being marked unfairly as a problem gamer can relax as the system is expected to be sophisticated enough to recognise when it is being abused so you will not be penalised for a few innocuous bad reports.

Latest crackdown on cheatesr and spammers will improve online play

This latest announcement from Microsoft is great news for gamers ahead of the new generation of consoles.

With the reputation system cheaters and spammers will now be marked and therefore easily avoided. The simple fact that there is a monitoring system now taking place should even increase good behaviour further.


Hopefully this will put an end to some of the more vulgar trash talk, early quitters and downright cheaters that can ruin online multiplayer for everyone.

Published: Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 Last Modified: August 3, 2013

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