Modern Warfare 2 Patch Fixes Javelin Exploit

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Joining the PC and PlayStation 3 editions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the Xbox 360 release of Infinity Ward's shooter has received an update meant to remove the infamous and exploitable Javelin glitch from multiplayer.

That particular glitch allowed players to essentially transform themselves into a suicide bomber, providing an easy way to rack up multiple kills given the right circumstances, with the patch also addressing unlimited care packages an exploit that allowed players to hide in some level geometry. The Xbox 360 was the last platform to receive the downloadable update due to system maker Microsoft's certification process.

Microsoft had warned that it would ban those caught using the exploit, with Xbox Live policy director Stephen Toulouse explaining "cheating suspensions are usually 24 hours for first offense...egregious cheating can be 2 weeks" and adding "it's not new that we issue suspensions for cheating/glitching, and we do it for more then just MW2."

Though some PlayStation 3 games, such as Resistance: Fall of Man, are known to ban players for cheating, Modern Warfare 2 wasn't one of them, with Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling noting that "[PlayStation Network] chose to not take any action against glitchers," later adding that Infinity Ward tracks and bans "hacks / cheats" on PC.

From The Chatty
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    December 11, 2009 9:16 AM

    And the hackers? The prestige exploiters?

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      December 11, 2009 9:22 AM

      The game is rife with hackers at the moment its getting almost unplayable so much for VAC.

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        December 11, 2009 9:28 AM

        this is completely wrong

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          December 11, 2009 9:55 AM

          Except the part where it's all true.

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            December 11, 2009 11:00 AM

            its hardly "unplayable"

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              December 11, 2009 1:45 PM

              I agree with Pandastrong - generally speaking, it's hard to tell if someone's cheating anyway. I frequently hear people crying out "Hacks!" when the reality is that they just suck. I've even done that myself a time or two when starting out.

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                December 11, 2009 7:48 PM

                This is usually true. However, with server admin constantly monitoring the servers, the admins can observe the person playing (w/o anyone knowing an admin is on) and try to confirm if the person is actually hacking.

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                  December 11, 2009 7:49 PM

                  server admins on private servers, that is.

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          December 11, 2009 9:56 AM

          How the hell is that wrong. When i tend to play it seems like there is a person who cheats in every 4-6 games or so....AimBot...that sort of thing. VAC was meant to stop this...it doesn't. So i think Sambula has a valid point when he says VAC = fail. The failure rate should be ~3.4%. Not between 18-25%.

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            December 11, 2009 10:25 AM

            vac does work.

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              December 11, 2009 12:08 PM

              VAC does not work if they are getting around it.

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                December 11, 2009 12:42 PM

                VAC doesn't ban a player until a few weeks after they are detected cheating. So they may not be getting around it for long.

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                  December 11, 2009 2:55 PM

                  VAC has been repeatedly circumvented since its inception. Pretending as though it's some bastion of cheat free gaming is ignorant.

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                December 11, 2009 1:46 PM

                And how exactly can you prove they were/are cheating? (I'm not saying people don't cheat, they do in these kinds of games, which is retarded, but how are you 100% sure they're not just really good?

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        December 11, 2009 9:28 AM

        Can't you just copy their steamid and report them to the- oh, right.

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          December 11, 2009 10:55 AM

          Yeah exactly, good times for all!

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        December 11, 2009 10:23 AM

        More like 1 in 5 games.

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      December 11, 2009 5:41 PM

      If it's not other players cheating than it's the AI. You can't hide from cheaters! The best thing to do is hug your grandma. She may not be around that much longer.

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