16 Replies Latest reply on Nov 13, 2013 5:59 AM by jeepchick RSS

    Ban The Leaderboard Hackers

      Okay so this is getting ridiculous... there are now over 30,000 people that have hacked the Score leaderboards and EVERY single lobby I join there are 2-3 people that hacked for their prestiges (there are 9th + in every game).

       

      By not banning these individuals all you are doing is telling people that its "okay" to hack the leaderboards because IW is not banning anyone, leading to more and more people doing it.

       

      If you guys are not going to ban anyone that hack the leaderboards then what is the point in even having them?

       

      Please fix this issue and clean the hackers off the leaderboards..

       

      And don't say you have been banning people because if you have I wouldn't see more and more of them daily.

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          Re: Ban The Leaderboard Hackers

          I'm sure between now and x amount of time they will do something about it.

          But think the hacked lobby's and game updates have a higher priority

          Last Edited: Nov 13, 2013 3:44 AM
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            Re: Ban The Leaderboard Hackers

            Totally agree.

            This happens with every single COD.

            What they need to do it have a team ready for this and as SOON AS PEOPLE HACK THE LEADERBOARD they should be instantly banned from the game.

            Last Edited: Nov 13, 2013 3:52 AM
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                That would be nice wouldn't it

                 

                Anyway OP, dont despair, there'll soon be an influx of people who have been 'banned for nothing' or their little brother was on their console hacking and glitching, or they accidentally joined a modded lobby and accidentally carried on playing right up til max prestige, and so on and so on and so on...

                Last Edited: Nov 13, 2013 3:58 AM
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                Re: Ban The Leaderboard Hackers

                Banning the leaderboard hackers would be incredibly easy. A simple program could be written searching for abnormalities categories such as Time Played, Average Score,Wins, Losses, Kills and such. The output of such a program could be then fed to the banning system. A competent programmer could probable write it in half a morning.

                A much "smarter" program could be written that would apply statistical analysis to look for abnormalities.

                Repeat offenders should be prosecuted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. A little jail time and the removal of computer/gaming system privileges might do some good for the whole community.

                Last Edited: Nov 13, 2013 4:16 AM
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                    What a fantastic use of taxpayers money that would be, chasing after some kids/nerds who hacked a videogame leaderboard. *facepalm*

                    Last Edited: Nov 13, 2013 4:21 AM
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                        Either way, someone's money is being wasted

                        Last Edited: Nov 13, 2013 4:24 AM
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                            end of the day we have paid money to play a fair game...and were not getting that.support are not helping which is a shame...hacking should be some sort of crime and punishment should be given out..ban them now and ban them from purchasing xbox one

                            Last Edited: Nov 13, 2013 4:41 AM
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                                Re: Ban The Leaderboard Hackers

                                They will be banned in due time. If anything mate, report them via XBL and not just in game. If MS bring down their banhammer, it'll likely be the 'permanently offline' one. Then said hacker will need to invest in a new console.

                                 

                                People, when it comes to hackers, report ingame AND REPORT THEM TO MS. Assuming you haven't been filing butthurt reports regularly (and thats not a veiled accusation btw, just to be clear), action will be fairly swift.

                                 

                                EDIT: more to the point, there are far greater problems which require the laws attention than some saddos cheating in a game. Making them pay a load of cash each time they get banned is punishment enough IMO.

                                Last Edited: Nov 13, 2013 5:54 AM
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                            It's not going to be that easy to detect, and anyway, you can't arrest people for cheating in a game.  The FBI isn't going to go after that, and anyone reporting it would be arrested.

                            Last Edited: Nov 13, 2013 5:56 AM
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                            Investigating and banning takes time. It also takes reporting. Problem is if you report someone who wasnt in a game with you the report comes up as false.

                             

                            There is nothing happening in this game that didnt happen in the last game. There are still boosters on top of the leaderboards in Black Ops..

                            Last Edited: Nov 13, 2013 4:54 AM
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                                You surely have to concede that investigating was easier when they a had a community able to make videos in theatre mode.

                                I know that some next-gen features will have made the mode obsolete; but I kinda miss seeing boosters being shown up.

                                Last Edited: Nov 13, 2013 5:02 AM
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                                    I miss theater, and yes it did help to see who was boosting. Now its going to be harder to find the boosters names.

                                     

                                    But you never know policing the game might get better once they fix the major issues.

                                     

                                    At least with Xbox one coming out you will no longer be placed with those who have a bad reputation. I hope that rolls out to encompass the 360 too.

                                    Last Edited: Nov 13, 2013 5:57 AM
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                                    the thing is look at xbox overall score must be about 20k boosted clear to see aswell...one guy boosted 3 days before game come out and he is still playing now lol

                                    Last Edited: Nov 13, 2013 5:03 AM
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                                    I agree 100% OP. Ban the hackers.

                                    Last Edited: Nov 13, 2013 5:53 AM
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                                      Some things in this world you have to get used to.

                                       

                                      There is still going to be boosters who get away with everything .

                                       

                                      Same thing with crime in our streets.

                                       

                                      you can stop either. Just hope they dont come around me.

                                      Last Edited: Nov 13, 2013 5:58 AM
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                                        Re: Ban The Leaderboard Hackers

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                                        Last Edited: Nov 13, 2013 5:59 AM