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Modern Warfare 2 is already plagued with cheaters
Developer Infinity Ward's biggest battle continues as cheaters and hackers flock to the blockbuster franchise's latest release
➡️ The Shortcut Skinny: MW2 cheaters
😤 Hackers and cheaters are already running riot in Modern Warfare 2
🤞 Developer Infinity Ward has promised to clamp down on those using cheats to win
😡 Call of Duty has had a problem with hackers and griefers for several years
🔜 Modern Warfare 2’s beta has now ended ahead of the game’s October 28 release
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta ends today, September 26, and while the game has seen impressive player counts – toppling the likes of Destiny 2, GTA 5, and Team Fortress 2 on Steam – it’s also being targeted by cheaters and hackers once again.
Developer Infinity Ward has vowed to take action against cheaters and hackers, but it’s hard to see how it will completely fix a problem that has plagued other Call of Duty games, particularly the game’s free-to-play battle royale mode, Warzone.
As you can see in the clip below, certain players have shown off how they’re using wallhacks and aimbots to ensure they never miss and will always have the advantage. It makes a mockery of Activision’s Ricochet anti-cheat software, which the publisher has suggested would stop cheaters in their tracks.
The problem seems to have been exacerbated by PC players joining the MW2 beta, as it’s an open platform that’s harder to stop cheaters on compared to consoles.
PS5 and Xbox Series X players have begun turning off cross-play, which allows other console users to play with PC users, in a bid to stem the tide of cheaters. However, it appears that the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 hackers are just getting started, with some websites proudly showing off their cheat tools for others to access.
I still don’t know how anyone would find cheating fun, but it’s something that affects every competitive online game. The idea of running around and winning without using even a modicum of skill is lost on me, but there’s obviously an audience out there who enjoys nothing more than spoiling the game for others.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is bound to be one of the biggest releases of 2022, as most CoD games are. It’s why Sony really doesn’t want Microsoft to own Call of Duty, and has been the subject of fierce debate regarding Microsoft’s pending Activision Blizzard deal.
Modern Warfare 2 is out on October 28 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Warzone 2.0, the game’s battle royale mode, drops on November 16.
Did you encounter any suspicious players during the Modern Warfare 2 beta? Let us know in the comments below. 👇
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