first I need to tell, that I'm pretty new to the COD franchise. I recently decided to get in touch with it and bought a copy of MW3 for PS3. Since then I was quite happy with the game - Of course COD can be frustrating sometimes, but all in all, I had lots of enjoyable hours of gameplay... Up to level 67.
The first time, I got directly in touch with hacks
Just on the day reaching level 67, I got into a lobby, which enabled infinite ammo, faster moving, high jumps and many more inappropriate features. One of the lobby-members were frequently killing opponents - please note, he wasn't even moving at all, he just shot. I tried to quit the lobby and was forced to quit MW3 because the pause menu was directly closing.
Since that event, I didn't even know that something like this could happen on consoles. Thus I started to make some investigations. The results:
- COD Hacks are widely available on the internet
- Some hacks require Jailbroken PS3
- Some hacks just can be applied using modifed savegames
What really made me angry ...
A day after my first encounter of cheated lobbys, I got into an XP lobby. While I'm playing, I pretty much ignoring popping up values, thus I didn't actually figured, what was going on. The match found his end and voila: I leveled up to 80 - I was pretty confused but after recapping the previous match, the following thoughts came up:
- Cheating on COD:MW3 on the PS3 is more present, that I imagined
- I leveled up to 80; from 67; in one match
... and why my anger arrises
Nowadays, playing MW3 online is not possible anymore.
I'm facing cheaters on even any lobby - whether he's carrying two ACRs or is placing infinite number of claymores is easily to see. Checking that there is an invisible opponent, that's killing you with a knife in weirdest situations can be a bit tricky. Recognizing someones using an aim-bot is just a matter of time: If you see a sniper with 40:3 kill-ratio that's running around on the battlefield, just shortly pushing the aim button and directly hits the trigger to get his 30th-one-shot-kill-in-a-row, then you can be pretty sure, he's using some sort of hack.
All in all, I'm deeply disappointed
Originally, I was looking for a new multiplayer experience. I came up with the idea, to give the COD-franchise a shot. I started with MW3 which I've really enjoyed - but f@&*ed me up because of the cheating.
Recently, I was about to buy BO2 to continue the fabulous multiplayer experience. However, from what I've seen, the problems on BO2 are similarly. Thus, I decided to not buy it. Ghosts is just coming up, but regarding those huge security-issues on all games of the COD franchise, I doubt you are able to give your customers a product, that fulfills their needs:
Having a game, which doesn't suffer because of hacks - using a lifecycle of at least two years.
In the end, I wonder, how I can use your product furthermore.
Searching the internet for COD hacks is easy; finding results regarding prevention of getting into an hacked lobby or even prevention of playing with cheated players is impossible.
So I wonder, ...
a) ... do you have any guide regarding this topic?
b) ... what are your future plans regarding your hacking-/security-issues?
c) ... do you plan to distribute an update for MW3 in the near future, that fully get's rid of the issues (or even curbs the hack-possibilities)?