MW3’s Anti-Cheater Strategy

A big warning to cheaters as Call of Duty: Elite will assist Infinity Ward on catching you.

The upcoming service Call of Duty Elite will help Infinity Ward’s new dedicated anti-cheating team to monitor wrong-doings in the game. If you get caught, you could be banned.

Elite could keep tabs on gamers’ stats and the anti-cheat team could use this information to check if gamers are ranking up artificially and not by the rules. Especially gamers in MW3 competitions. Gotcha!

Activision collaborated on the anti-cheat team…

They [anti-cheat teams] can join a match as a physical player, that’s usually what we’ll do. We also look at their last games. Heat maps can instantly show when something is off. In terms of the competition, invalidating the terms of service, we might ban you, we might invalidate your results. We do a lot of cheat detection. If someone gets 100 headshots in an hour… you know?

The team won’t be MW3’s only line of defence though, as Infinity Ward says Modern Warfare 3’s code is improved and checks for people using hacks in the game as well as using Steam’s Valve Anti Cheat technology.

There’s been a lot of work put into it. I can’t go into specifics. On a general high level area there’s so much more stuff that we’ve locked down and made less accessible than we had before.

It’s also about our ability to take action when stuff is wrong so we’ve done a lot of work in our ability to update the game more quickly and efficiently than we have before.

Robert Bowling, the studio’s Creative Strategist says Infinity Ward has learnt a lot of lessons in previous Call of Duty games and is taking extra measures to deal with cheating in Modern Warfare 3.

Do you think that these new measures will do it?

Sources CoD 8 · CoDBattles

8 comments on “MW3’s Anti-Cheater Strategy

  1. I got really tired of cheaters and the anti-cheat promises they made in the previous versions. So this time im really going to wait and see what happens before i buy this game.

  2. You should make the lobby the way to report a cheater, i played yesterday and there was already a aimbot user in the game :/ i hate people there cheats, it was to mutch in MW2, and that why i stop playing mw2… please make and report button and thene check it out whene lets say 250 repots?
    Hitman out

  3. I can’t even play without noticing several with aimbots and i hate the fact that they will get away with it, because the developers will not do a damn thing about it. I paid good money for this game and the Elite premium.

  4. Its just sad that nowadays 50% or more of MW3 players use aimbot or hacks. I actually quit playing because the situation was so awful. You should see all the shit I put up with on a daily basis playing MW3 multiplayer.

  5. Banning hackers would be great but don’t ban people that are good at getting headshots because there is some skill to the game I oddly enough haven’t faced that many hackers luckily.

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