Rockstar Games will be dropping their mighty banhammer on the 24th of August, swiftly banning any Gamertags and PSN IDs they detect with hacked game saves. However, for those players who may have slipped from the path of righteousness, Rockstar is offering one chance for cheaters to redeem themselves and avoid the banhammer.
“I want to repent,” you say, hands trembling and face streaked with tears, “but I simply don’t know how!” I am here to tell you, poor lost souls, that it is rather simple. All you have to do is delete every last hacked save for Red Dead Redemption (including single player). Once you have done this, here are Rockstar’s official directions:
“After deleting your hacked game save(s), you will then need to go online with Red Dead Redemption (prior to August 24th) for it to register that you’re now playing clean. 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 game online or do one Gang Hideout.”
If you have a hacked game save and don’t do this, then your account will be permanently banned from Red Dead Redemption’s online service. For more details, take a look at Rockstar’s blog about the issue.