Sony began to ban users who exploit the PlayStation Plus Collection vulnerability to receive free games.

Together with the PlayStation 5, Sony also launched the PlayStation Plus Collection service, thanks to which PS Plus users on the next generation console received 20 free hits from PS4. Gamers quickly learned that even if they activate these games on PS5, they will become available on PS4 thanks to the shared library.

As a result, most enterprising began to sell access to their next-generation consoles so that other PS Plus subscribers could exploit the vulnerability. For example, in Malaysia, there was a “businessman” who offered to activate games from your PlayStation Plus Collection account on his PS5 for only $8. Sony did not appreciate this gesture of help.

Those who exploited the vulnerability were punished in the form of a ban. Sellers received a “permach,” which can only be dealt with through the support service, and the owners of the accounts themselves are blocked access to PSN for two months.