Black Ops 2 jealousy leads to stats reset

We have an interesting tale from the crazy world of Black Ops 2 to share with you and unfortunately it paints a picture suggesting that some members of the Call of Duty community aren’t too happy when they see certain players above them on the online leaderboards. It has been reported that the number one Xbox 360 player for the game has personally erased his stats from the game and started from scratch, claiming that he was unable to continue playing online due to frequent attempts to hack into his internet connection due to DDOS attacks.

We usually hear various Call of Duty stories on how players have hacked their way to the top of the leaderboards requiring Treyarch to step in and lay down the law. In this case though, it seems like the player in question “Retrominano” used his experience and personal skills to get to the top legitimately, only for his glory to be short-lived by some players who obviously can’t live with the fact that other players are better than them.

We don’t want to stereotype the typical Call of Duty rage-induced youth who may or may not be responsible for this petty virtual offense, but it does make you wonder who would do such a thing out of sheer jealousy. We see a lot of criticism towards Call of Duty from non-fans who label the game as a ‘kids game’, so would this particular example justify these claims even further?

Retrominano is now back at level 1 in the game and can now play without having to worry about getting hacked, unless he is specifically targeted via his IP every time. What is there to say that the next person who reaches number one ranked on the Xbox 360 leaderboards won’t suffer the same fate? Does Treyarch need to protect their top players, or at least try to find out who may be responsible for the personal attacks?

It seems a difficult task though to pick out one specific offender, so we’ll have to wait and see until if there are any similar cases in the future. If you are towards the higher end of the Xbox 360 leaderboards, let us know what you think about Retrominano having to delete his stats just to have a peaceful online session.

Is this why Call of Duty has a bad name in general according to many gamers?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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