Modern Warfare 2: Negative XP, Care Package Glitch & More Patched

 

By Posted 19 Jan 2010, 15:46

As any online player of Modern Warfare 2 knows the game has had more than its fair share of glitches, we have now heard that a patch has been released for Steam to fix some major problems.

There are 6 main problems patched, one of which fixes a problem which occurred when users sprinted with the marker grenades for Care Packages, Emergency Airdrops, and Sentry Guns.

Also See: Modern Warfare 3 Guns: Leaked Screens Show MW2 Revamps

One of the most significant updates has reduced the range of the Model 1887 when set up with Bling, Akimbo and FMJ, before many believed that the range was unrealistic, now it has been reduced to the same range as non-Bling model 1887s.

There was also a glitch which was resulting in some hackers exploiting the game to give out negative XP, this could result in gamers being reset to rank 1 after receiving -899999453xp after a single battle.

There are also a range of geometry issues fixed, this will result in more realistic placement detection for Sentry Guns and there should also be improved player collision.

It looks like this patch is just available for Steam at the moment, however as we find out details regarding console patches we will keep you posted, for more information regarding the XP glitch check out this link, for more details regarding the Steam patch check out Steam News.

Have you been affected by any of these glitches/problems? If so, let us know how you were affected in the comments section below.

  • Andrew

    Stupid care package glitch is unreal. It just ruins the fun and the whole game. It’s talentless. Like 90 percent of the kids who play this game have no talent anyway. Fix it all.

    • anthony

      anyone needing glitches have no talent, i feel bad for those who run around using that crap then at the end of the game they act like its all funny, that s**t’s gettin real old

    • John

      I am done with Infinity Ward Titles after this epic fail until they get this fixed. I think once it is fixed, they should reset the stats. I know it sucks for all of us non-cheaters, but after a couple of months of playing on a level playing field it will seperate the Gamers from the D-Bags!

      • Alex

        I assume you realize that hacks and glitches are inevitable in ANY FPS game. While I am fully against them, they simply cannot be avoided.

    • Ryan

      saying that video games take talent is a joke. gaming is not a talent it is a passtime, you just mayt be more efficient at it than others. but talent? no

      • Julian

        Are you having a joke? You are seriously deluded if you think gaming does not take talent! Notice that someone that has played this game for a month compared to someone who has played it for a day will be much better at it. The glitchers among players do have a lack of talent, and I agree that resetting the scores would be beneficial.

        • arv

          you’re retarded for thinking a video games need talent, it is just for fun. It doesn’t matter how good you are.

      • RIcky

        dude your just sayin that cuz you suck at the game. I would say the same if i sucked as bad as you. I think the game takes alot of talent. Being able to control your hand and eye coordination takes skill just like a person that can control their voice volume when they sing.

        • anti ricky

          dude… that is not talent… maybe you develop some skill to control your fingers… but talent? nah, the skill is not that big.
          you won’t make a living from games, so take it easy and enjoy the game =)

  • lawdog

    I think I played maybe a total of three matches out of about fifty yesterday that DIDN’T have someone using the infinite care package glitch. I’m not playing anymore until it gets fixed.

    • me

      ban the freakin glitches inifinty u guys are failures at stopping this so patch it now

  • Anonymous

    You really need to stop whinning about this. It really isn’t that bad. Yes they run at warp speed. Yes it is really annoying. BUT the fact remains that they do not have a gun in their hands so you, my friend, still have the advantage. It sounds like you either get caught from behind a lot, which, no offense, would probably happen either way or you have a mediocre to slow reaction time. The only true benefit of this glitch is to reduce the time that individuals have to react to your presence.

  • beeeeen

    dear anonymous,
    no one’s bitching about warp speed racing with the care packages. we’re simply complaining about the fact that people can use an emergency airdrop and have another one as soon as theyve used the last one by simply climbing on a ledge. this guy yesterday pulled out 3 chopper gunners and an ac130 on my team. destroyed us. he sucked. i was fine due to cold blooded but its still bullshit. there is not a single game anymore unnaffected by this. i know how to do it. but its retarded and it isnt fun using it. infinity ward’s been talking about this patch for a while and still nothing. i say just take out everything having to do with care packages and airdrops because its all random and randomness takes no skill.

    • Anonymous

      Taking out the care packages and airdrops would be useless its not like they count to ur killstreak anyways and people would just search the game for more glitches than.

  • Azael Reyes

    They just need to fix this on xbox 360 is ridiculous how many kids are using it, yesterday i couldn’t play because in domination, in demolition, team death match, even in search and destroy they were using it i mean i was killed a lot of times but yet i lost almost all the games i like to play for fun sometimes but there always kids using this and is not fun cause ur teammates leave u and so u cant basically play, Do us a favor infinity and correct this.

  • http://roadwarriorhelmets@hotmail.com JUDE HARDESTY

    I SAY LEAVE THE PACKAGE GLITCH AND PATCH IT SO THAT ANYONE CAN USE IT ONE TIME AND ON THE SECOND TIME BAN THEIR IP ADDRESS AND XBOX ID FOREVER THEN THE CHEATING SCUM CAN GO BUY A NEW XBOX AFTER EACH GAME, THEY AGREED TOO THIS RULE WHEN THEY SIGNED UP FOR XBOX LIVE—— XBOX LIVE NEEDS TO DO THEIR DAMN JOBS AND START BANNING CHEATERS !!!!!!!!

  • Sean K

    I agree… either fix the glitch or start banning people who use it, and if you do the latter, give no warning whats-so-ever.. i hate people who can’t just play the game the way it was meant to be played, and then are dumb enough to say it’s not cheating cause it’s a glitch… news flash, it’s still cheating.

  • Karlembo-ps3

    I agree cheaters should be banned on both consoles its unfair on the people who come on for fun and to enjoy the game. I was on Afgan and there team must of had 20 emergency airdrops in 1 game of TDM it was stupid and ruined it. It like the ppl who go on a different teams to there mates goes sit in a corner of the map and kill each other to get nukes they messed my chance of getting a nuke and ended the game within mins. These problems need to be sorted ASAP.

  • Gamer daddy

    Yeah the cp glitch sucks I had about an hour to play last night and couldn’t find a game without some dbag cheater. It totally ruins the fun. And yes it’s only the loser talentless dbags that use the glitch. Real players like a challenge. I hope they fix this like today!! Otherwise I’m going to switch to MAG. Maybe that’s a better game??

  • madmax1125

    amen jude hardesty we did have an agreement when we first signed on to xbox live that if you cheat your banned and i don’t see that happening at all. I’ve even started filing complaints on people who cheat hoping it will have some effect to them later but i still see 3 or 4 people every game cheating its terrible.

    • codmw2beast

      ooooooo hes filing complaints we better watch out…by the way u cant get banned by complaints i made an account just to check that i had at least over 150 people file complaint for cheating and guess wat they didnt ban it so hahahahahhahahahahahahahhaahhahahahaahahha

      • Josh

        It’s douche bags like you that ruin games, kid. I think it’s funny you went out of your way to spend money to see if cheating would get you banned. I guarantee you’re one of the 10th prestige little bitches who is absolute garbage at the game. I’ll run your ass into the ground ever time I see you, cheating pussy.

        • SpyrantSeven

          Agreed. THAT TIME CHEATING/HACKING COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER SPENT GETTING A GIRLFRIEND. If you like cheating so much, you would really like taking a dick in the ass too. :)

      • Burz Grouhkhash

        Dude you’re retarded. They don’t automatically ban you, they watch file footage to see if you deserve a ban. This also means that most people don’t get their complaints looked at because file footage is updated regularly.

      • faggot hater

        dude, your prob one of those kids in every lobby that sounds like they’re five years old and talks shit. I reeeeeally wanna punch you in the face like right now

  • Glitcher

    It’s a game. Not real life. Play it however you want to.

  • Enigma

    It’s pretty insane how many people use this glitch. Almost every match that I’ve played recently has one or two people on the other team that uses it.

    I usually play on a team that where half of us carry a stinger to negate the infinite care package.

    We still win and we all report people who cheat. If that cheater happens to be on our team and we are playing hardcore, we will usually kill our teammate.

    If you need to glitch (CHEAT) to win, you have no skill. If you CHEAT and still lose, you just plain suck.

    Needless to say, I hope IW fixes this soon.

    I think that they are also going to fix the sprint speed for those “care package knifers”.

    Bottomline: Play the game the way it’s supposed to be played.

    • some guy

      Enigma, I agree, but don’t team kill regardless. That is lowering yourself, and can result in warranted negative reviews. Just report them and move on…

      I wish you could report glitcher’s/cheaters quicker through the dashboard… maybe a system that didn’t require using dashboard….

  • Russ

    I try to turn in everyone that uses the care package glitch. It ruins the game. But nothing has been done to correct. This game should not have been released with all of the problem that it has. The game looks great but has been changed way too much from the last Modern Warfare game. I have several COD 4 friends who won’t even play Modern Warfare 2. Infinity Ward went way too far in their attempt to improve upon an already great game. Yes, they have more people playing their game than anyone else. But I never have seen as many true Call of Duty fans as pissed as they are about the latest game in the series. Halo kids are invading Call of Duty and making it a nightmare. Make the game physics more realistic and then we won’t have these problems.

    • RIcky

      I COMPLETELY AGREE. I PAY FOR INTERNET AND XBOX LIVE TO PLAY THIS GAME. IM BASICALLY WASTING MY MONEY CUZ I CANT PLAY THE GAME THAT I USED TO LOVE TO PLAY CUZ OF ALL THESE GLITCHES. I ALSO BELIEVE THAT THIS GAME SHOULD COME WITH AGE CLASSES CUZ I CANT PLAY A GAME WITH AT LEAST 3 ANNOYING 13YR OLDS ON MY TEAM THAT RUN THEIR MOUTHS THE WHOLE GAME. I KNOW YOU CAN MUTE THEM BUT I WOULD LIKE TO PLAY A GAME WITH A TEAM THAT I CAN HAVE A MATURE CONVERSATION AND HAVE FUN PLAYIN THE GAME.

  • BigGeordieDave

    I’m in total agreement that these cheating lil scumbags need to have some punishment inflicted to them (preferably painful). They are ruining the best first person shooter available. Why can’t Infinity Ward put a patch in that stops the all of these glitches without warning, and anyone that tries to do any of them, is (firstly) reset to rank 1, banned for a month with a messgae warning them of future conduct. If they try to do it again, ban them from playing Multiplayer games on Modern Warfare 2 all together! I’ve no idea how to exploit any of these glitches, as I’m not a 12 yr old atard and actually enjoy playing the game using actual skill.
    Pull your finger out Infinity Ward.

  • the truth

    The infinite care package glitch and elevators are not cheating and people will not be banned for it. and here is why, these are glitches that are part of the game that comes from the store shelf thus anyone can do it and not have to change qanything of the game or the xbox/playstation if however someone was modding software in order to do things on the game that is cheating and a bannable offense. if you dont like the care package glitch or emergency airdrop glitch learn to play better and dont let those people get to the required killstreaks to receive their carepackage/emergency! stop bitching!

  • StaggerLee

    I think we found one of them…. ^^

    At any rate, ANYONE can piece together a 4 kill streak. FFS, you can nab it off a lucky grenade, then let the turbo speed and duping commence. Saying “get better” is freakin lame, and we all know it. So, now, take a deep breath and make up another excuse.

    Defending cheaters is just about as lame as it gets. And yes, it’s cheating, plain and simple, no matter how much the D-Bags try to justify it. If you’re going outside the INTENDED method for playing the game, you’re cheating.

    And what does that matter? Seriously, why should anyone care? I care because for the past week we’ve run all private matches just to avoid both the douchebags and the little kids (both are equally annoying). I’m not sure who is the most lame…. people glitching, or parents who buy this game for KIDS. wtf…. may they rot in hell for subjecting the public to their miscreant 12 year olds.

  • Guest

    If they patch the 1887’s AGAIN I’m selling this piece of shit game. If I got close enough to you to use a shotgun then you deserve to die… How about a Camper Patch. Any player that camps in a certain spot for too long should start having their health depleted until they eventually die. And a Noobtoob Patch. They are too powerful and shouldn’t kill me instantly. Ooh yea and the ammunition in ALL guns needs to be replaced with rubber bullets. Epic Fail IW.

  • Guest

    While they are at it go ahead an take off cold blooded. Unless you are dead, you are going to give off a heat signature on a thermal scope. Lets go ahead and get rid of Ninja too. If you are running around with all that gear you are bound to make a sound. How unrealistic is that?

    • RIcky

      BECAUSE THOSE ARE PERKS NOT CHEATING. IM IN THE MARINE CORPS, I HAVE BEEN IN COUNTRY AND IN COMBAT SO IF YOU WANT TO GET ALL PERSONAL ABOUT REALISTIC THEN IN YOUR CASE THIS WHOLE GAME SHOULD GET BANNED. CUZ NOT ONCE HAVE MY FRIENDS THAT WERE KILLED OVER THERE GOT TO COME BACK ALIVE AND RESET. SO IN YOUR CASE ITS JUST LIKE SAYING ONCE YOU DIE ONCE YOU CANT PLAY THE GAME AGAIN. THE WHOLE CP GLITCH IS CHEATING BECAUSE ITS SUPPOSE TO BE 1(ONE)(UNO) HOW EVER YOU WANT ME TO SPELL IT, FOR EVERY 4TH KILL NOT HOW MANY YOU WANT.

  • chea

    arguing on the internet is like running the special olympics. even if you win, you are still a retard.

  • Anon

    If u think about it, if u dont wan’t to c glitchers dont die to them, in order to Emergency air drop glitch the person needs to kill 8 people in a row, dont suck. And filing complaints wont do jack cause this problem should’ve been solved at the time PS3 got theirs fixed, Microsoft is just slow at these patches. So all u people out there complaining need to stfu and wait for the fix, oh and btw, when someone does care package glitch dont Fing promote them by taking there care packages in hopes of increasing your experience because thats just encouraging them to drop more!

  • Anon

    Here’s another glitch they need to fix:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D87XxbvVbK4

  • noname

    Infinity ward has done their part in fixing this. Blame microsoft for being a piece of shit company and taking forever to approve of this. reseting ranks is a stupid idea. how about whoever thinks the ranks should be reset, IW should reset only u

  • MadSkinz

    All the glitches especially the care package glitch should be fixed. You would think that the makers of this game could afford to fix it, being that this one game has probably generated, lets just say a 1.5 million copies were sold, (which I know is a modest estimate) 90 million dollars. Are you kidding me? The problems with this game should not have made it past the drawing board. With the job market the way it is I assume there are programmers all over the country who would take the job. Hire some people who know how to fix this kind of stuff and pay them to fix it. How hard is that?

  • KING OF WAR 68

    the care package glitch is stupid and ppl who do should be banned. the glitch takes out the point of the game if everyone is calling in chopper gunners, AC130, Pavelows and every other killstreak. Whats the point of giving us guns if we will get kill by a jet or something. the only thing they do is sit in there spawn point call in 50 care packages i mean all there kills comes from the glitch how are u so lazy and so bad in a video game tht u cant even get kills legit so u have to glitch to get kills wow. Just patch simple

  • Whatever

    Look, yes using the glitches sucks ass, but seriously, calm the F**k down and knock of all these little hissy fits! If people are constantly cheating, leave that lobby and join another. I dont like using glitches either but if I come across any of you little 10 year olds who constantly whine (and for some reason seem to like narrating their entire game :S ) I will use it just to be spiteful. By the way, I bet some of the people on here are the kind who sit and camp through the entire game, you are a level below glitchers……

  • Rattlehead

    You’re all retarded for fighting about this. I’ve done this care package glitch once or twice, took all the fun outta the game. I leveled up my cold-blooded to the max in a day of playing with glitchers. It’s easy to just equipped a stringer and a javelin to 2 of your classes to take down the crap. So quit your bitchins.

  • Anonymous

    If you have a problem with it get off your lazy ass and do something about it u idiots if u have a problem dont just whine about it to someone u dont know

  • Mohammed Imad Alam

    HEY GUYS HOW TO USE CARE PACKAGE PLEASE REPLY PLEASE I SM HSVING A BIG PROBLEM