If you’re thinking about cheating, or already in the middle of it, during a round of multiplayer within Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, stop. First of all, it’s incredibly annoying and defeats the point of good ol’ fashion competitive gaming. Moreover, it turns out that it might actually get you banned.
Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games have dropped the mighty banhammer once already. The bans happened just nine days after Modern Warfare 3 launched, and the news of the sweet justice came by way of Twitter. Robert Bowling, Creative Strategist and community voice for Infinity Ward, offered this to his followers and the general public:
“Any attempt to cheat, hack, or glitch in
#MW3 will not be tolerated. 1600+ bans issued. Updates in works. Please cont. to report offenders.”
If you find yourself in a round of, for instance, Kill Confirmed and you’re getting absolutely hounded by a cheater, make sure you report them after the game. You’ll be able to do so in the post-action lobby by highlighting their name, hopping into the options and selecting “report.”
Bowling went on to reply to one member of Twitter regarding the unique nature of the bans. He was candid in explaining that different actions will result in different ban lengths:
“Every ban unique to the level of douchiness of the offense. The greater the douche the greater the length. PermaDouche possible.”
Don’t be a PermaDouche, friends. Cheating and glitching during online, public, competitive play is positively stupid. There’s not much that I find myself turning completely callous about in the world of gaming, but cheating is definitely among the worst problems in this genre. It’s frustrating and it manages to suck the fun out of play for just about everyone that encounters it.
Where do you stand on cheating during public multiplayer games? Is it something gamers should ignore, enjoy or report?