Hello everyone, I was just thinking about the current cheater problem - same as many of us - and came with an interesting idea.
Since many cheaters return with new accounts every few months, one would think that issuing an IP ban would be the easiest way to get rid of them, but there is of course the problem of Internet Cafes, school dormitories, and similar buildings/institutions with shared internet connection.
There might be a simple workaround to that tho. Ubisoft (almost) for sure has the data about IPs of everyone they banned, and over the years that should accumulate to a decent list, possibly with recurring IPs, that could flag new accounts under that IP as a higher priority to investigate.
Of course, a skilled hacker/cheater will use VPN, but even if this approach would help with banning 100 players each season, it still is 100 fewer cheaters in the game, which I count as a win.
Hopefully, this little idea gets some traction and gets to some devs, all in all... GLHF to everyone.