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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been out for a little over a week now and already 1,600 cheaters and hackers have been banned, according to Infinity Ward’s Creative Strategist Robert Bowling.
Yesterday, Bowling stated on Twitter, “Any attempt to cheat, hack, or glitch in
#MW3 will not be tolerated. 1600+ bans issued. Updates in works. Please cont. to report offenders.”
This is not the first time Infinity Ward has taken action against Modern Warfare 3 players. The first round of bans went out on the game’s launch day, November 8, according to Bowling. However, Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard decided to not take action against gamers who obtained early copies of the game, saying it valued and appreciated the community’s support, and asked that everyone waited until after the official launch to play.
Rival game Battlefield 3 has recently dealt with cheaters as well, banning hundreds of players for exploiting a certain glitch that allowed them to illegally boost the number of points earned in a match.