Game Center Developers Can Now Remove Fake Scores from Leaderboards

Game Center Developers Can Now Remove Fake Scores from Leaderboards

Apple has recently made a significant update to its Game Center platform, which is set to benefit both developers and the gaming community. The tech giant has introduced a new feature allowing developers to remove illegitimate scores from Game Center leaderboards.

This update was detailed in a announcement on their Developer News and Announcements page, which states:

Game Center Developers Can Now Remove Fake Scores from Leaderboards

Manage Game Center Leaderboard Scores
October 28, 2013
Developers can now access and manage the top 100 scores and usernames for all Game Center leaderboards. This new capability allows you to protect the integrity of your games by removing fake scores or blocking users who post them.

Additionally, you have the option to restore scores and players for any given leaderboard within the same timeframe. For more details, refer to the Managing Game Center Leaderboard Activity section in the iTunes Connect Developer Guide.

This development addresses a longstanding issue where fraudulent scores disrupt the competitive spirit of games, often demoralizing genuine players and creating a skewed leaderboard.

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