Bandai Namco Announces Anti-Cheat Update for PC Version of “Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2”
Published by 04 October 2017, 9:16 AM EDT

Bandai Namco has announced a forthcoming update to the PC version of Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2 which will verify the integrity of game files in an attempt to stop “cheating” behavior within the game’s online community, with a stated consequence of banning users circumventing the tool.

ANNOUNCEMENT: This Wednesday we will release a new anti-cheating tool for DRAGON BALL Xenoverse 2 on PC/Steam. It’s designed to stop online uses of boosters, gameplay alterations and various cheats contributing to an unfair online environment. This will be seamless and automatically disable cheats, but users who insist on going around the anti-cheat will be banned by the system.

How will this work?

· The game will be updated with the new tool, which will scan the game’s binary files to ensure they are identical to the files delivered by the developers. The frequency is going to vary somewhat, but it will not have a performance impact.

This is a new tool so we look forward to your feedback and concerns. Thank you and don’t hesitate to ask questions in this post.

We reached out to Bandai Namco about this update — specifically with regard cosmetic “mods” that alter character appearances, etc. but otherwise have no effect on the underlying gameplay — who responded that, “…the PC anti-cheat tool will not alter any graphical modifications.”

Developed by Dimps for Bandai Namco, Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2 is available worldwide for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC (via Steam), and Switch. In North America, the game launched for consoles 25 October 2016 with a PC release following 28 October 2016. In Europe, the game launched across all platforms 28 October 2016. In Japan, the game launched on the PlayStation 4 console 02 November 2016. The Nintendo Switch port was released in Japan and internationally last month.

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