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Getting banned in Modern Warfare 3


Like all online multiplayer games out there today, Modern Warfare 3 is prone to players who want to ruin the fun of the game by cheating, boosting, exploiting and all kinds of things for personal gain. Exploiting holes in the game or hacking the actual code of the game is against the code of conduct of Modern Warfare 3 and Infinity Ward will not tolerate anyone doing it.

FourZeroTwo (Gamer. Geek. Creative Strategist at Infinity Ward on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3) has tweeted multiple times about glitchers and cheaters in Modern Warfare 3. It’s clearly an issue they want to erradcate to make Modern Warfare 3 a fairer place. “The goal is to get players who play unfairly (by exploiting or glitching) to play fair or not play at all. Makes online better.” It’s estimated that about 0.1 % of Modern Warfare 3 players are exploiting glitches and cheating in the game. It is a small minority but still, if you join a game with one of these cheaters, it isn’t going to be fun.

Back in the days of Modern Warfare 2, there were many issues on the PC and PS3 where users had hacked the game code to run their own game servers. If you were unlucky enough you’d be put into one of these game unknowingly and instantly have your stats either boosted to top rank or completely reset. These kind of things are not fun and ruin the game so it’s great that Infinity Ward are so passionate about banning these kinds of players.

Further banning propeganda from FourZeroTwo: “Witness as the #MW3ban hammer falleth. Prestige Token exploiters banned, stat reset & removed from leaderboards.”

In a Call of Duty blog post here, the Code of Conduct has been clearly explained for what is punishable and counted as glitching etc. Check out the table below for more info:

Offence Description Punishment
Boosting Any player demonstrating ‘game abuse’ in the form of organizing cooperative or single game play for the purpose of gaining experience, prestige, score, weapon levels, icons, titles or other related in-game unlocks. ( i ) First Offense:With proper verification, user is banned for 48 hours and a stats reset.(ii) Second Offense:With proper verification, user is banned for 48 hours and a stats reset, and a permanent ban from leaderboards.(iii) Third Offense: With proper verification, user is perm banned.
Cheating Any player demonstrating ‘game abuse’ in the form of unknown boosting, glitching, hacking or other related offenses for the purpose of gaining experience, prestige, score, weapon           levels, icons, titles or other related in-game unlocks. ( i ) First Offense:With proper verification, user is banned for 48 hours and a stats reset.(ii) Second Offense:With proper verification, user is banned for 48 hours and a stats reset, and a permanent ban from leaderboards.(iii) Third Offense: With proper verification, user is perm banned.
Glitching Any player demonstrating ‘game abuse’ in the form of organizing cooperative or single game play for the purpose of gaining experience, prestige, score, weapon levels, icons, titles or other related in-game unlocks. Examples: Exploiting map holes, the javelin glitch, and participating in modded lobbies ( i ) First Offense:With proper verification, user is banned for 48 hours and a stats reset. (ii) Second Offense:With proper verification, user is banned for 48 hours and a stats reset, and a permanent ban from leaderboards.(iii) Third Offense: With proper verification, user is perm banned.
Hacking Any player demonstrating ‘game abuse’ in the form of modifying the executable or creating infected lobbies with or without the purpose of gaining experience, prestige, score, weapon levels, icons, titles or other related in-game unlocks. ( i ) First Offense:  With proper verification, user is console banned.
Offensive Behaviour Any player demonstrating in-game verbal abuse, harassing, or other related behavior deemed as universally unacceptable to other players. ( i ) First Offense: With proper verification, user is banned for 24 hours
Offensive Gamertag Any player demonstrating an offensive in-game gamer tag, to be decided as           universally unacceptable to other players. ( i ) First Offense:  With proper verification, user is reputation banned 5000. A reputation ban that exceeds a certain threshold can lead to bans from playing.


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  • Chris

    Load of Garbage!! How is getting the guns early cheating?? you still have to kill people. OH BTW CATCH ME I GOT THE GLITCH!!!

  • Drifter

    this is why gameplay lost its fun with stupid cheaters like you! I wish i knew you because your console would find its way into a million pieces. Nothing worse than a cheater, lier, or thief. I hope they do catch you and ban your whole IP address you piece of garbage. Thats why when i come across people like you I’m glad they put in the report player option! ha

  • Chris

    Your(DRIFTER) so stupid for thinking that its cheating when you unlock a gun early how is that cheating? Oh look i got my smoke grenade early watch out everyone!! no sense they should be less worried about people performing a simple glitch that they failed to find in beta tests that allows you to get a gun early and be more worried about fixing the issues of COD Elite a premium service that me and many others paid for that is the most garbage, slowest, laggy thing every to hit the World Wide Web (WWW)

  • Tien

    UM drifter your wrong…. the reason cod got stuiped is because kids that arnt 17 and not suppose to be playing it, is playing and there the ones that does most if the trash talking and try harding everygame with camping and using the most overpowered things just 2 win a game that was ment to be played for fun. And so there over populate the gamers that play for fun and it makes the game developers do more of what they say since they are the ones giving the most money to to them…… and it just humans now adays are so ignorinte  and stuiped. so back on topic……………. its not cheating it called glitching and it the game developers fault since there the ones that allowed in there not the gamers fault for finding the flaws of the devlopers so they should get punish unless they are hacking