What happens when an immovable object meets an unstoppable force? They work together.
As made clear by what we said at RDC 2023, cheating and exploiting are not welcome on our platform, and we are using every measure within our power to combat it. This should have been evident with our last ban wave, in which we banned hundreds of thousands of players. Ban waves will continue until morale improves, but we are certainly prepared to take more drastic steps whenever necessary.
To take another step towards this goal, we are pleased and excited to share that we have entered into a close partnership with Synapse Softworks LLC. Synapse is well-known in the reverse engineering scene. Over the years, the folks at Synapse have proven time and again their deep understanding of the security problem space, and their work is regarded as some of the best, if not the best, in the field.
It might seem strange that we’re teaming up with Synapse, but we believe it will be the most fruitful option when it comes to reinforcing the platform’s security. For the longest time, we’ve been on opposite sides of the battlefield, but in time we’ve grown to respect their skills, and they’ve grown to respect our vision. Our goal has always been to make Roblox the most trusted, safe, and fair environment possible, and with Synapse in the fold, we’re one step closer to achieving this goal.
Having said all that, we do welcome reform. We are always interested in working with anyone who will help us make Roblox a safer and more fair platform. As part of this, we encourage people to share any relevant information with us through our Bug Bounty program.
As for Synapse, they will work together with Roblox in analyzing security issues and developing countermeasures. We couldn’t have hoped for a better partner, and we are looking forward to finally working together on the same side.