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Misplaced Ark restricts new Steam accounts to combat bots



Mar 24, 2022

Misplaced Ark‘s subsequent weekly replace, arriving tomorrow, is making use of Steam’s trusted account options with a view to combat bots. Steam accounts which have misplaced – or haven’t but earned – the platform’s ‘trusted’ standing are dropping entry to numerous options as a part of an effort to dam the bots which are at present crowding the recreation.

New Steam accounts are labeled as ‘restricted‘ till that account makes a purchase order of no less than $5 USD from the Steam retailer. Till then, these restricted accounts are restricted from utilizing a lot of the platform’s social options, as a part of Valve’s effort to forestall fraud on Steam. Now, the Misplaced Ark devs are utilizing that very same characteristic to battle bots within the MMO.

As of this weekly replace, Misplaced Ark gamers with restricted Steam accounts will not have the ability to provoke player-to-player trades, although commerce requests can nonetheless be accepted. They’ll additionally not have the ability to ship in-game presents, trade Royal Crystals for gold, or ship in-game mail with attachments.

“Further enhancements to our anti-cheat applications have additionally been enabled on this replace to assist forestall cheaters and bots,” the devs say within the announcement, “alongside a couple of extra adjustments we’ve developed with Smilegate RPG behind the scenes. We are able to’t spill all our secrets and techniques, or these partaking in these actions would catch wind. We all know this received’t remedy every thing, and we’ll proceed cracking down on customers partaking in fraudulent purchases and bots.”

Misplaced Ark will go down for upkeep on Thursday, March 24 at 12am PDT / 3am EDT / 7am GMT. Downtime is predicted to final for eight hours, and as soon as servers are again up, this weekly replace can be stay.

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