Bandai Namco will ban Tekken 8 players that abuse costume options

Tekken 8 lead Katsuhiro Harada said custom outfit glitches are the same as cheating and players reported for it will face consequences.


Tekken has had ridiculously modular character outfit options and customization for a few games now, but some players may end up in trouble if they abuse it in Tekken 8. Recently, players have shared a few clips of online matches where players have made one or two cosmetics from the character customization so large that they obscure their character and what they’re doing. Tekken lead Katsuhiro Harada has chimed in on the situation and said these players will be treated like cheaters and be banned if reported.

Harada addressed the costume glitch in Tekken 8 when a video of such a glitch in play was posted and Harada was tagged. The match shows an Asuka player facing off against an Alisa with a massive metal box obscuring their character and most of the screen. The box is a normal cosmetic accessory that can be equipped, but the user found a way to enlarge it to comical proportions. Harada had a simple response: “These are just cheats and we will ban them.

Katsuhiro Harada's tweet about costume glitches in Tekken 8.
Tekken 8 lead Katsuhiro Harada has shared plainly that costume glitch users will be treated like cheaters in Bandai Namco and be banned if caught.
Source: Katsuhiro Harada

Costume glitches have been the source of funny internet fodder for nearly as long as Tekken has had both character outfit customization and online play in the game. We’ve seen these kind of shenanigans and had good laughs about them, but it’s a bit unfair when that crosses over into ranked matchmaking where it can quickly ruin the fun for some unsuspecting player. Katsuhiro Harada has also shared that Bandai Namco will have no tolerance for these players, banning them if they are caught through the game’s built-in report system.

Tekken 8 has had a heck of a start to its release, crossing over 2 million copies sold in short order at the end of February 2024. As Bandai Namco’s flagship fighting title, it seems the company will have no tolerance for unfair shenanigans. Stay tuned as we continue to cover the Tekken 8’s latest news and updates. Or just learn to play fair and good on our Tekken it to the Lab livestream!

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    March 14, 2024 10:50 AM

    TJ Denzer posted a new article, Bandai Namco will ban Tekken 8 players that abuse costume options

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      March 14, 2024 11:44 AM

      i think its cool the creator can tweet out intentions instantly. its nice PR that gamers get a response. some companies you are just talking to a void when asking about changes

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      March 14, 2024 11:47 AM

      Personally I think that Bandai Namco should maybe fix the issue before banning people over it, if it's something that can be done natively without hacks.

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        March 14, 2024 11:58 AM

        prob easier to just ban people first and also threaten the userbase. then figure out how to fix the character customization

      • Zek legacy 10 years legacy 20 years
        March 14, 2024 11:59 AM

        They should do both, it doesn't matter whether a third party cheat application is needed to do it or not. What matters is they're purposefully ruining the game for other players.

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      March 14, 2024 2:15 PM

      I hadn't heard of this until now, but that screenshot is hilarious.

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      March 14, 2024 3:44 PM

      Some people just want to see the world burn.

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      March 14, 2024 9:43 PM

      Lmao. Gotta fix your costume creator first before dropping ban hammers.

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