For any cheaters out there who have been cheating their cheater-y way around the dusty landscapes of Red Dead Redemption, you might want to head for the virtual hills, as today Rockstar Games is bringing down the Old West equivalent of the banhammer on any players found to have hacked game saves.
Rockstar announced last week that anyone who wanted to avoid having their PlayStation ID or Xbox 360 Gamertag banned would have one week to delete all their hacked save files (single player and multiplayer), and today, that week is up. Those who complied then had to play a full online game or one Gang Hideout, or replay the single-player mode up until the point where you earn a safehouse at McFarlane’s ranch so the game files could be verified as “clean.”
Not only does deleting the hacked game files erase all game progress (with the exception of Trophies/Achievements, preorder items, and unlocked cheats), but it also removes the player's scores from the leaderboards. In other words, back to square one. Which begs the question: Cheaters, was it worth it?
Source: Rockstar Games