If I had a dollar for every time I have seen someone cheat, hack or boost when playing Call of Duty I would be a very rich man, however when Modern Warfare 3 was released Infinity Ward told us that they would ban people that they found cheating, well today we have seen evidence of a massive MW3 ban.
Soon after the game’s release we heard how the guys at Infinity Ward had the power to ban gamers permanently or temporarily if they found them cheating, well this resulted in 1600+ bans being applied within 11 days of release. Today we have heard that one gamer has received a 5000 day ban from Modern Warfare 3, this equates to roughly 13 years – which means he or she still won’t be able to play MW3 when people are playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 9 on the PS7 / Xbox 1080.
Infinity Ward’s developers have the power to view game footage and stats before applying a ban, therefore we assume that the person banned was found doing something very serious, below you can see the image which seemingly confirms that this ban is genuine.
We love the fact that cheaters are finally getting punished for their actions, millions of multiplayer games have been ruined over the years by hacks, boosters and cheats, by applying a 5000 day ban it sends out a message to anyone thinking of cheating in the future. Some say that banning some for almost 14 years for a service they paid for is unfair, but we think that everyone knows not to cheat, so the gamer got his/her comeuppance.
Hopefully this ban will serve as a warning to potential cheats in the future, we would love to see it trigger a massive butterfly effect and ultimately resulted in less ruined matches, also we would like to see people who receive such bans watched carefully in the future when playing other CoD games.
Do you think a 5000 day ban is unfair?
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