Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has only been out a day or so, however we are now hearing reports that some cheaters are sitting high on the leaderboards thanks to boosting techniques. The good news is that Infinity Ward will not stand for this and have revealed what actions will be taken if they spot a cheat.
This subject was raised on Twitter when @SexuaIChocolate asked Infinity Ward’s community manager, Robert Bowling (aka FourZeroTwo), how Infinity Ward planned to combat the obvious cheaters who are on the leaderboards. The response he got showed that a no-nonsense approach would be taken, you can see the reply for yourself below:
@SexuaIChocolate By banning them from playing, removing them, and making it so they can never rank on the leaderboards again.
FourZeroTwo also stated that they (Infinity Ward) can apply bans temporarily or permanently.
We like this response a lot, however we will undoubtedly see people claim that they have been falsely accused of boosting, especially if multiple people have access to one console. We think the best thing to do is password protect your Xbox Live / PSN account, this way they will have to know your password to play online.
Whilst we are talking about cheating on Modern Warfare 3 we will quickly raise another conversation which FourZeroTwo had with another Twitter user. Someone complained about the game’s report system as he was wrongly accused of cheating and received a report, but it turns out he need not worry. Bowling confirmed that reports are reviewed, this allows the guys at Infinity Ward to review full stats and footage from the game where the report was filed, this should ensure that people do not get punished for something they didn’t commit.
We have to say that it is nice to hear such details about a game’s policies towards cheaters, let’s just hope the guys at Infinity Ward are not overwhelmed with reports etc.
Have you spotted people boosting in Modern Warfare 3? If so, are you happy with the action being taken by Infinity Ward?
You can see evidence of boosting in the video below: