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Infinity Ward to Begin Banning Modern Warfare 2 Beta Hackers

"We'll begin taking live action against cheaters and hackers in Beta matches."
"We'll begin taking live action against cheaters and hackers in Beta matches." / Activision

With about a full week of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II beta testing in the books, it's perhaps no surprise that cheaters and hackers have already found ways to disrupt the integrity of the game.

One of the most recent viral clips regarding the beta displays one player using wallhacks on Mercado Las Almas, allowing them to see exactly when and where their opponents are positioning themselves at all times.

Moving forward, however, it appears Infinity Ward will be ramping up its efforts to ban hackers during the Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta.

"Tomorrow," the Infinity Ward Twitter account announced Friday, "we'll begin taking live action against cheaters and hackers in Beta matches."

On Sept. 13, Activision announced its new, unified Code of Conduct for the Call of Duty franchise, an initiative that all players have been presented with and asked to acknowledge in-game when they first boot up the MW2 Open Beta.

One of its three core values in hopes of promoting a positive gaming experience for all players is "Compete With Integrity."

"Cheating and griefing or other threats to fair play will not be tolerated," the Code of Conduct reads. "You are responsible for how your account is used. The use of cheats, including third-party software, is unacceptable. Exploiting bugs or engaging in any activity that grants an unfair advantage is considered cheating."

As part of the ongoing scrubbing of its global player database to remove toxic users, Activision also recently revealed that 500,000+ accounts have been banned to date.

Complete with upgrades and improvements, Activision's RICOCHET Anti-Cheat — including its PC kernel-level driver — is scheduled to go live on day one for both Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0.


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