Also it’s a huge security risk.
Sony is allegedly handing out PS Plus bans for users exploiting a loophole to obtain PS5 Plus collection games without owning a PlayStation 5. The collection of 20 titles is exclusively available to those with PlayStation 5 systems and PS Plus, and is meant to be an introductory library of the PlayStation 4’s greatest titles for early console adopters.
Be that as it may, some have figured out that all you need to do is log in to a PS5 with a Sony account that has PlayStation Plus to redeem the games, and the internet being the internet this has grown into something of a black market with users selling login services where they will log into your PlayStation account on their system to redeem the games. Simple, right? Well Sony isn’t happy about it.
The good news is that if you are caught purchasing this service your PlayStation account might be looking at just a two month ban. The bad news is that those selling the service are looking at not just a permanent PSN ban but the hardware itself being permanently banned from Sony’s services.
Thousands of PSN accounts have been banned, and according to community discussions, these accounts are concentrated in HK(@PlayStationHK ), and have in common the receipt of Sony’s PS Collection service for PS Plus, which contains serveral PS4 games for free. pic.twitter.com/ECWPRgVuO2
— ??? (@zhihuwong) November 26, 2020
Sony has yet to comment on the situation seeing as it’s the Thanksgiving weekend and likely everyone is off on holiday. What isn’t clear is if the bans are definitely a response to the sharing or just a security response to a console logging into 50+ PSN accounts in rapid succession.