“Sir, people have started to “hack” our game.”
“Bring out my hammer, I’m goin’ to ban some hackers!”
Treyarch have released a statement on their website informing the public of their new ” zero tolerance” rule regarding the recent Call of Duty: World at War hackers:
“In light of these recent events, I’d like to make something abundantly clear to the community: Treyarch has adopted a zero tolerance policy towards console hackers / modders. We are actively working with our console partners (Microsoft and Sony) to take action against all proven offenders, up to and including a complete ban from all of their online services. Our number one priority is to protect the experience of our online gaming community (most of you reading this message), and the efforts of console hackers / modders directly target the community in a negative way.”
Treyarch then informed that if anyone wishes to mod the game, they should do it on the PC version, where it is welcomed, and encouraged. Furthermore into the statement, Treyarch then warned all hackers/buggers:
“ For those of you that are currently modding or are considering modding your console, this message should serve as a warning; for those of you looking to enjoy a safe and fun online experience, please be reassured by it – console hacking is illegal, and will not be tolerated. We are working hard to maintain a pure, fun online experience for upstanding players, and thank you for your ongoing support.”
I like how Treyarch have taken action quickly; however, it has led me to believe that they were expecting this. But nonetheless, Treyarch are serious about their warnings, and they will ban any player caught hacking or modding on the console versions of their game. Please note that if you get caught hacking/modding the game, not only will you be banned from the online part of the game, you will also be banned from Xbox Live or PSN, depending on which console you have modded.
Read the full statement here.
Article from Gamersyndrome.com