For a while before the last update the hackers were getting pretty bad, if you really want to throw some hate mail at someone, go to the overall score leaderboard and look at #1's profile, he explains you can message him and pay him for hacks. I mean c'mon, if someone can hack the leaderboard and blatantly brag about it and still that account exists?? There inlies the problem right there. I've reported the guy and others like him repeatedly.
I've spent quite a few hours on watching youtube vids of hackers and how they play, by doing that it allowed me to realize a few things.
1. 99% of the hackers/modders/switchers(lag) out there are so terrible at the game it is sad, even with all their extras they never get more than a few kills at a time before being stomped on.
2. The other 1% are actually good players and have mastered their switches and hacks to where you will never know they have them.
My preventive measures and what I look for.
1. Running the fastest internet i can afford (currently 50 meg FTW!!!!), run a cat5 ethernet directly from the modem to my xbox, no router, play my games off of the hard drive, no my xbox isnt jtagged, i still have to put my disc in. That usually 90% of the time ensures I have a rock starr connection to the game. Thus making it easier to notice lag spikes from someone switching and also being able to see how fast and enemy player turns and whether or not they are dead on every time running a stupid high sensitivity.
2. First I check the lobby board and look at the stats, I'm ranked semi high in Hardcore TDM, so I look for someone ranked higher than myself and with a 2.5+ kdr. If someone in the lobby matches up to those criteria I then go to my barracks leader-boards. The first thing I go to is accuracy, but there are a few factors to consider before saying someone is aimbotting by their accuracy. One being their time played, obviously more time = lower accuracy, also their favorite weapon plays a major factor. I'm a pretty good player, I keep around 11-12% accuracy with my smg's and lmg's, 15-17% with assault rifles, and 35% with my marksman. Note: in a core lobby accuracies tend to be higher. Now, in a hardcore lobby, if someone has a pretty good kdr, has an assault for a favorite weapon, around 8 days or more playing time, their overall accuracy should be between 14-18%. Any higher than 18% I would be suspicious of them.
It really hasn't been the hackers who have ruined some of my games, it's the switchers. They made it to where the old school lag switches wouldn't really work with Ghosts, THANK YOU!!! Which meant the switchers had to spend even more money for a new switch, HAHA SUCKERS!!!!! The only abnormallity that has pissed me off is how some players have DeadSilencePro - basically even with amplify and dead silence myself in conjunction with my beaches, I never heard a sound until they were right up on and had already shot, but then I die and their footsteps all of a sudden echo like crazy as if delayed. I've had a few encounters with what seemed to be wall-hackers, crouch walking around a corner/doorway and already ads(aim down sight) right on me. That has been pretty rare for me though.
The most common to me is lag switchers and aim bots, switchers more so than any. I've only encountered two players I was 100% sure they had an aimbot since this games release. Most of the time with switches, especially if they have host, they switch themselves right out of the game due to the parameters set in how long your connection ban be broken from the match and how consistently it happens the game disconnects them usually if they are too heavy on it.
Im currently trying to source a used caption device like an elgato or the pvr2 to record my matches.
A. I've been pulling off some crazy stuff lately I would like to watch again and possibly post to youtube.
B. Also to have video proof of people I suspect of hacking to add to my reports I file to the admin ban team at microsoft.
There are ways to spot the cheats, but first understand how their cheats work and what to watch for, that will help you in making sure your inclination whether or not they are cheating can have valid concurrent information with it.
Congrats on spotting the cheaters and reporting them but this post isn't about that. Read more than the title. It's about not enabling the cheaters.
You're like a drug dealer who calls the police on those who buy from him. As long as you give the cheaters what they want, they will continue to do what they want. You're recording the cheaters and making them famous. You are sitting in the room, recording, giving them the kills and gameplay that they want. Are you even bothering to tell your teammates that you suspect a cheater is in the room? Are you explaining to those players who don't come to the board how to spot cheaters? Stop giving them what they want and take it away. They are ruining your fun, you need to ruin theirs too.
What do I do to prevent?? Seriously, everyone on my friends list is made aware of what I think are things to look for, and some have given me advice as well.
But my main prevention of cheaters - Beating them so bad in a match they turn their xbox off and wonder how that just happened even though they had their cheats. That's how I prevent it and take action.
What do you do??? troll. wow, way to go. I had someone try to troll me by shooting up in the air and giving away where I was once because i whooped them the previous match, it was hard for him to keep up when i took off with marathon and my vepr, left him standing there with the maverick sniper rifle holding his D in his hands like WTf?? Then I just used him as a decoy and killed everyone who tried to run in for an easy kill on him, he himself left before the halfway point. So trolling someone doesn't mean you are going to ruin their game play. My way on the other hand, makes them doubt their cheats, and rethink whether or not they should ever play the game again.
My way seems to be the more effective one.
Oh, and I realized after my first post, this is a PS forum, not xbox, but we all encounter they same issues for the most part. You guys would lose your minds playing against me and mine if we switched to PS.
Never said it'd work perfectly, nor do I believe it'd work everytime nor that it'd work at all. I am just done with enabling these players and will do my best to make it not fun for them.
Don't want to piss on ya fireworks dude but me an ME mates on previous CODS called out hackers and I've done it by myself however all they do eventually is piss off to another lobby and annoy them. Now let's say there's 150000 players on that's 12500 games (full house on TDM) meaning I reckon you'd need about 5 - 6000 ppl to be effective. If you could get a more coordinated effort I guess you'd only need maybe 100? I don't know just thinking aloud. Will keep an eye on this post see what the community think. Good luck all the same.
LOL man, that was a nasty little golden shower you gave my fireworks. I understand the numbers will be low and most likely won't even make a mark. Funny thing is, the number of actual hackers in the game is low too as they have to have a certain PS3 and Firmware. The reason the numbers are so high is because they did the hack for the players and it transfers with the name. Word of mouth is strong, which grew the number of modders, and if there is a sudden upsurge of players like me who are tired of it, our numbers can outnumber those who are modded. I don't have high hopes though, especially with this community, with players who prefer to complain rather than adapt but I have a dream. I just can't sit back and accept that this is how it will be.
Problem Solved - bought an El Gato HD game capture, broadcast on twitch.tv - says so in my gamer profile on live haha - i see something funny more than two or three times, i let them though. Caught some random boosting, sent him a message and the other team/clan a message they were busted.
First time I've called someone out and they NEVER replied.
I am not a huge complainer either, but the hacking in Ghosts on PS3 is totally out of control. I understand that us gamers are not making it better by playing with them and not reporting them, I understand that. But I want to use my time to enjoy the game, not be some sort of COD vigilantly nor should I or anyone of us have to be. We all spent our hard earned money on this game and to be honest if it wasn't for the COD franchise, I probably wouldn't even have a gaming system. I have bought all the CODs since PS2 and I think its complete bull crap that Activision or Infinity Ward doesn't do something about this. The only reason I can possibly think of as to why they haven't done anything as of yet is because they are probably in cahoots with Sony and Microsoft to get everyone on PS4 and Xbox 1. As a loyal customer, I have considered boycotting these games all together and trying a new franchise. The only true way to stop this is to boycott the game and that will not happen.
Don't want you to be a vigilante. The vigilant stuff is what I want to do and if other players want to do the same, go for it.
IF you are already leaving a lobby because of a hacker, why not let the other players know? If you spot them in the pre-game lobby, let other players know. If the community stops playing with them or whatever the community feels is best, it might make it less hospitable for them.