The Banhammer: Update

Posted on October 19 2010, 1:25pm | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Just a quick update for everyone on the latest state of affairs with our initiative to banish the most egregious hackers and cheaters from the online world of Red Dead Redemption.

Two months have passed since the banhammer initially fell, and some of the banned Gamertags and PSN IDs detected at that time with hacked game saves have now been detected to be clean with said saves now deleted.  We will now be considering those people REDEEMED, with time served – and reinstating their access to Red Dead Redemption multiplayer.  Welcome back – and keep it fair.

We have also detected some other rotten apples out there with hacked game saves who weren’t initially banned, including those that were still attempting to play with hacked multiplayer save files.  These Gamertags and PSN IDs will now be penalized as part of a second wave of banning as such cheating is a clear violation of our code of conduct, punishable at our sole discretion.

If you have been banned and wish to get back in our good graces to be reinstated - delete your hacked save files, for both single player and multiplayer.  Everything is wiped when deleting saves with the exception of Achievements/Trophies, pre-order items, and cheats unlocked through Social Club.  Note that after deleting your hacked game saves, you will then need to go online with Red Dead Redemption for it to register that you're now playing clean and do the following:

  • For single-player saves, you will need to re-play the game while connected until you gain access to the safehouse at MacFarlane's Ranch.
  • For multiplayer saves, you will need to play one full multiplayer game online or do one Gang Hideout.

Lastly - just as we said in our first round of banning, the comments area below is not the place to share your side of the story or to give excuses - all such comments here and in other posts will be deleted, subject to our terms of service.

Please instead direct any and all correspondence on this subject to banhammer@rockstargames.com and we will have a look there.

Thank you all,
Rockstar Games

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  • R* Yon March 15 2011, 2:00pmReplyFlag
    Please contact banhammer@rockstargames.com if you have any questions regarding bans, or want to report any hacking or cheating.
    • FluffyButtonson January 12 2013, 9:47amReplyFlag
      @ worst 2 hachers or modders in gta4 tbogt that always freeze other peoples PS3's are InTheSevens and OhManMyBad both have multiple JailBroken and modded / hacked PS3's
  • blessthefallito4 days, 6 hours agoReplyFlag
    xSMOKE WEEDxx have been using a glithch called god mood please investigate him!
    • .LastEnglishRose3 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
      mehh these players are not really harming anyone with their resigned save files they only change thier rank, its the ones with modded common.rpf files in their backup discs you wanna be detecting. Same goes for MP3 and both GTAs
      • cheater in max payne iPacquerick
      • johnconstantinion February 4 2014, 1:25pmReplyFlag
        o jogador hotyuky esta usando trapaça para ficar com a sua vida inlimitada e usando super velocidade nos veiculos
        • nikolas123123on December 20 2013, 7:15pmReplyFlag
          Rock*,
          I wanted to tell you that this guy on xbox 360 gave me 2013669874 dollars and i dont want to get banned for it. This guy is on xbox but i dont know the name. Please don't ban i have done so much to get here and i dont want it to stop now. Please help me out. My xbox gamertag is Nikolakis321
          • dazzellerron August 24 2013, 2:03amReplyFlag
            seen banhammer_gtaiv tonight in free roam playing gta 4. I hope they are being proactive!
            • smithster116on August 23 2013, 6:01pmReplyFlag
              a cheater on xbox360 red dead redemption. dizzyeyes002
              • EH420YOon May 31 2013, 2:49amReplyFlag
                Does the e-mail # banhammer@rockstargames.com take care of GTA4 & TBoGT complaints as well ?
                • DH12311997useron May 27 2013, 4:57pmReplyFlag
                  The Clan XBONCHAR are modders on the ps3 game GTA 4 EFLC. They have unlimited heath, spawn to people, spawn people to them, spawn cars that can't be destroyed, make you instantaneously explode, and run really fast. Here are the people that visited me earlier today.
                  XBONCHAR-OBIWANX
                  XBONCHAR-ANAKINX
                  XBONCHAR-YODAX

                  I hope you can get to them before they mess with anyone else Thank You
                  • MhDumahon January 16 2013, 5:58pmReplyFlag
                    Reporting a hacker on the xbox 360 version of red dead redemption: DJ OREO XX 1943 I saw him riding the warhorse from the warhorse DLC for single player. It is impossible to get this horse in Free Roam apart from extremely briefly and if you're lucky during the Outlaws to the end mission: The Rescue. He also freely admitted and boasted about being a hacker and modder in the party chat to me. You have his gamertag now Rockstar, please do the right thing.
                    • FluffyButtonson January 9 2013, 11:58pmReplyFlag
                      in GTA4 TBOGT the player InTheSevens also known as X_FiveDoor_X and DumbAssNoob has multipul modded and jailbroken PS3's he alway freezes other players PS3's and usues his modd's to harasse people in GTA4 TBOGT
                      • reddeadmosthatedon May 4 2012, 10:13pmReplyFlag
                        ok this will be short,i have a youtube account and for awhile now i have been posting videos of guys like teknical tapout and poppyapocalypse freezing peoples xbox with a iso modd and now they have figured out how to freeze you without even being in the same room,their are also videos of guys like metalvvind being able to shoot you through rocks and trees with what they call a wall hack,and i wanted to give you my you tube channel so you may view my videos of these guys in action,so all i need to know is what are you gonna do about it? well i was told by one of your reps that the only way anything could be done is if i catch them on video so i have lots of video evidence with no editing,anyway here is my channel.....www.youtube.com/reddeadhatedlol..........please help the good gamers like myself.
                        • TheScarletSnakeon May 2 2012, 12:53pmReplyFlag
                          EL_GAUCHO_TOBA is a cheater as I've sent an e-mail to banhammer@rockstargames.com. He camps in Blackwater rooftops and shoots through walls. Given the fact that his name is pretty similar to most cheaters listed here and most of them switch similar names, I wouldn't be surprised if it's the same person.
                          • HOUND299on January 24 2012, 1:38amReplyFlag
                            EL_PaTroN_MvP is a cheater on Red Dead Redemption for the Playstation 3. This punk uses a modded PS3 console with an aimbot and a modified controller. He also hides behind multiple PS3 accounts. If anyone knows any of his other usernames let us know so we can expose them.

                            MATACAMPEROS_19 is a cheater on Red Dead Redemption for the Playstation 3. This --- uses a modded PS3 console with an aimbot and a modified controller. He also hides behind multiple PSN accounts. If anyone knows any of his other usernames let us know so we can expose them.

                            Vee-Yall-Pan-Doh is a cheater on Red Dead Redemption for the Playstation 3. This punk uses a modded PS3 console with an aimbot and a modified controller. He also hides behind multiple PSN accounts. If anyone knows any of the douchebags other usernames let us know so we can expose them. 
                            • GTARATon January 21 2012, 3:22amReplyFlag
                              alexmessi007 is a cheater on Red Dead Redemption for the Playstation 3. This punk uses a modded PS3 console with an aimbot and a modified controller.

                              fred123japon is a Japanese cheater on Red Dead Redemption for the Playstation 3. This punk uses a modded PS3 console with an aimbot and a modified controller.

                              fred123japon is a Japanese cheater on Red Dead Redemption for the Playstation 3. This punk uses a modded PS3 console with an aimbot and a modified controller.

                              ANZAC-04NZoutlaw is a cheater on Red Dead Redemption for the Playstation 3. This punk uses several known glitches to shoot through walls in gang matches. He also uses multiple PSN accounts. If anyone knows any of his other usernames let us know so we can expose them.

                              xEL_DeMoN_MvPx is a cheater on Red Dead Redemption for the Playstation 3. This punk uses a modded PS3 console with an aimbot and a modified controller. He also hides behind multiple PSN accounts. If anyone knows any of his other usernames let us know so we can expose them.
                              • ThatStrangeKidon January 21 2012, 3:21amReplyFlag
                                EL_ONDEADO_R57 is a mexican cheater on Red Dead Redemption for the Playstation 3. This punk uses a modded PS3 console with an aimbot and a modified controller with rapid fire.

                                Bandido_1982 is a Mexican cheater on Red Dead Redemption for the Playstation 3. This punk uses a modded PS3 console with an aimbot and a modified controller. He also hides behind multiple PSN accounts. If anyone knows any of his other usernames let us know so we can expose them.

                                italovittorio is an Italian cheater on Red Dead Redemption for the Playstation 3. This punk uses a modded PS3 console with an aimbot and a modified controller. He is also known to cheat on several other Playstation games.
                                • Matt2u2on January 21 2012, 3:20amReplyFlag
                                  Camilo_Corleone is a cheater on Red Dead Redemption for the Playstation 3. This punk uses a modded PS3 console with an aimbot and a modified controller. He also hides behind multiple PSN accounts. If anyone knows any of his other usernames let us know so we can expose them. 

                                  Memissimo is a cheater on Red Dead Redemption for the Playstation 3. He uses a modded PS3 console with an aimbot and s modified controller. 

                                  Rokazon is a cheater on Red Dead Redemption for the Playstation 3. He uses a modded PS3 console with an aimbot and a modified controller. He is also known to cheat on Black Ops and Modern Warfare 3.

                                  harm84 is a cheater on Red Dead Redemption for the Playstation 3. This punk uses a modded PS3 console with an aimbot and a modified controller with rapid fire. He is also know to cheat on Black Ops, Modern Warfare and Battlefield 3.
                                  • teamkayla93on January 19 2012, 4:23pmReplyFlag
                                    @11557503, MiCHE4LxJACkSON is not a modder/glitcher, for your information. I'm friends with him, so I would know. And about the other people you listed, I highly doubt they mod or glitch either. For some reason people love to say that stupid s**t about others who are just good at the game. So, before you go listing more people, you might wanna get your facts straight. (:
                                    • lexxahon January 12 2012, 7:06amReplyFlag
                                      I don't even... Half of these people on these lists don't cheat, glitch, etc, they're just good players. LOL. and I don't cheat so get your sh!t straight before you go posting my PSN everywhere. I don't even know how to cheat ffs.
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