Over 1,600 Modern Warfare 3 bans delivered

Over 1,600 players have been banned from Modern Warfare 3 for cheating, glitching, and using hacks, according to Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling.

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Online communities are made up of multiple parts, some of which should be dissected from existence. According to a tweet from Infinity Ward's Creative Strategist Robert Bowling, the developer is attempting to rid the Modern Warfare 3 community of its worse element: cheaters.

The tweet reveals that over 1,600 users have been banned from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for utilizing glitches, hacks, and other unnamed cheats.

"Any attempt to cheat, hack, or glitch in [Modern Warfare 3] will not be tolerated," Bowling wrote. "1600+ bans issued. Updates in works. Please cont. to report offenders."

Based on sales figures, 1,600+ users barely scratches the surface for the amount of players partaking in the franchise's online modes. Of course, if you ever find yourself in a room with a cheater, it will probably destroy your desire to ever play the game again.

[via GamePro]

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    November 18, 2011 6:15 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Over 1,600 Modern Warfare 3 bans delivered.

    Over 1,600 players have been banned from Modern Warfare 3 for cheating, glitching, and using hacks, according to Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling.

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      November 18, 2011 7:02 PM

      Good. Ban 'em. If they're banned, does that mean their multiplayer won't work? 'Cause that would be awesome.

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      November 18, 2011 8:03 PM

      does steam use VAC? or is it solely at IW's discretion?

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        November 18, 2011 8:03 PM

        err, should read steam version* damn you edit button!

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        November 18, 2011 8:07 PM

        I was under the impression it used VAC, but honestly I don't know one way or the other.

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          November 19, 2011 6:39 AM

          Does VAC attempt to do what punkbuster does, and find out if you're cheating in some way?

          I was under the impression that it doesn't, but I'm just curious if I'm right on this.

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            November 19, 2011 8:34 AM

            I'm curious as well, though I would doubt it does jack since I still see a cheater every ten matches.

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              November 19, 2011 9:11 AM

              I know that there is a VAC ban, usually put in place by a Valve employee.. and it bans people from more than one server.

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      November 18, 2011 8:31 PM

      Yup, 1600 players is a insanely small amount. Contrary to the security this may insight, there are a lot more cheaters then this online. Playing CoD 4, just about every single game had someone cheating in it. This most definitely seems like manual banning to based on the amount of people banned.

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      November 18, 2011 8:57 PM

      only 8 million to go

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      November 19, 2011 6:37 AM

      Good. Fuck those cheating assholes.

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      November 19, 2011 7:00 AM

      HUZZAH!!! Those assholes ruins the experience for many.

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      November 19, 2011 7:07 AM

      I'm glad that they ban glitchers too.

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      November 19, 2011 8:57 AM

      hopefully this is not a one time thing....

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      November 21, 2011 9:39 AM

      This real PC bans or some lame console bans for glitching.

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      November 21, 2011 7:44 PM

      any ban for cheating is better than no ban, even if it only makes a few people stop before applying cheats its better than nothing.