Two days ago, a new raid, Operation Iron Horse, was added to Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. During the time of its launch, hundreds of clans, speedrunners and content creators rushed to try and get “world’s first” in the new raid. The first full clear was done in approximately eight hours, but what should have been a moment of celebration for both the developers and fanbase has become a contentious discussion about cheating.
This scandal began when a player of the world’s second place clan, MarcoStyle, admitted during his Twitch stream that his team had been using an apparently leaked document with details on what to expect in the raid. This information was soon confirmed by another member of this team on Twitter. The leak document was given to Marco in a private Discord and appears to be an internal breakdown of all the raid’s mechanics and tricks. You can see a copy of it on Imgur. This information is very crucial for any speedrunner because it gives time to the player to study the mechanics and know what to expect in this new challenge. Marco was also part of the team with the world’s first clear in, The Division 2 raid, Operation Dark Hours.
After these disappointing news, there is also suspicion on the winners of the world’s first race, which included Team SoloMid streamer and former PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds pro Alexandru “SOLIDFPS” Cotiga. That said, the developers don’t believe it was a widespread issue… yet. “There is no evidence that other teams have received the document and have been using it,” Banchereau said. “Until we can find evidence, we still want to celebrate the achievement. We don’t want to accuse anyone of being guilty until they are actually proven guilty. We will see what the investigation surfaces.”
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