It seems like Massive Entertainment are trying to spare The Division 2 from a major issue The Division had - hackers. They are reportedly going to use Easy Anti Cheat, the same system that Epic Games use to prevent cheaters in Fortnite.
The Division originally introduced Dark Zone as a creative new PvPvE concept but it was plagued with issues at launch, with a major one being hackers, who persist even to this day, almost three years after launch. Just like with many other aspects of the game, it looks like Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment listened to player feedback in the original and are integrating the changes in The Division 2.
According to a tweet from Skill Up, who closely monitored The Division 2 development ever since it was announced, the game will make use of Easy Anti Cheat. Skill Up went on to state the system has a strong track record, but the only confirmation of it being used so far are his own sources, as Ubisoft and Massive neither confirmed nor denied these claims.
The statement on the strong track record seems true, as Easy Anti Cheat is used in high profile games such as Fortnite, RUST and Dragon Ball FighterZ. It is not the first time a Ubisoft title used it either - Far Cry 5, For Honor and Ghost Recon Wildlands all dipped into its waters.
While there are indeed cheaters to be found in Fortnite, and likely other games supported by Easy Anti Cheat, their number is small and rather insignificant when compared to the total player count. Fortnite is the king of the hill in online gaming at the moment and cheaters still haven't managed to ruin it for everyone, like they did with PUBG when it ruled the battle royale world.
This is especially good news for The Division veterans, who remember the mess that Dark Zone was in the early days, as well as players who ran into cheaters in recent months. When it comes to The Division 2 Dark Zone, a little bit more footage has surfaced on Xbox On.