H1Z1: Smedley Wants Banned Cheaters to Apologize in Videos

Alright so if you are playing H1Z1 it will bot be news to you that tens of thousands of players are currently indulging in activities that are otherwise illegal in the game or simply considered cheating.

The community has been complaining for a while and some time ago developer Daybreak (formerly Sony Online Entertainment) took such stern steps against the cheaters that they ended up banning 30,000 of them!

Obviously that is a huge number and apparently, John Smedley the head of Daybreak thought to do something about it. The developers are currently offering the cheaters a chance to get unbanned, but they will need to work for it.

If you made a video apology for cheating while playing H1Z1 and upload it for the public then you have a chance at getting back in the game. However, this practice was criticized by the fans who reminded Smedley of the developers’ own words, “once a cheater, always a cheater.”

Any how, he took to Reddit and tried to share his thoughts on why the cheaters are being given another life:

I want to make sure it’s clear there are consequences for cheating. You don’t just get to make a video and get unbanned. This is a very limited time thing to try and raise awareness of what’s actually going on. You may say “hey there clearly aren’t consequences if you are unbanning people”. Let’s get back to the part where I said we’ve unbanned 3 people. If these videos go far and wide and it elevates the importance of getting rid of the cheaters in PC gaming, I feel it’s an excellent trade.

According to the latest update 5 out of 30,000 banned players were unbanned. Do you think the developers of H1Z1 did the right thing?