Smilegate RPG and Amazon Games have banned over a million “illegal” Lost Ark accounts used to run bots. This wave of account analysis took place on March 4 after the developer created the means to identify and remove bots from the game.
Lost Ark developers said: “Maintaining a fair and enjoyable gaming experience for players is a top priority for the development team. While we plan to make a big impact with this wave of account sweeps, we understand that there is more work to be done, and we want players to know that this is just the first step in an active and ongoing process. Moving forward, we will continue to work to detect and remove fraudulent, fraudulent, and harmful behavior from Lost Ark at scale, including expanding anti-fraud tools, improving receiving methods in the form of bots, and implementing additional waves of regular scans of accounts. ”
However, the development team also warned that a small number of players could be misidentified as bots. “We have taken all possible measures to prevent that from happening, but there is a possibility that some accounts could be misidentified as bots,” the developers stated.
Smilegate RPG and Amazon Games acknowledge that bots have been an increasingly serious problem for MMORPGs since their release last month. Chat channels are always full of spam messages selling gold and recently many players have also reported encountering resource harvesting bots in various areas.