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?