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Has Modern Warfare 2 been ruined on the PS3 by dirty cheats?

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I read a couple of days ago about some vulnerabilities in the PS3 version of MW2 which allows people to alter their high scores and plant themselves on the top of the online leaderboards without actually earning that spot.

At the time I didn’t think much of it as either Infinity Ward or Sony would surely fix the glitch quickly and remove all the cheats from their positions. Possibly even handing out short bans for blatant cheating.

Well unfortunately that hasn’t happened and now the stories are going around that the PS3 version is pretty much ruined by the epidemic of leaderboard cheating.

There are two parts to this that I don’t understand. Firstly why won’t IW or Sony punish the blatant cheats? The only thing I can think off is that they cannot see exactly who cheated and punishing the blatant cheats will simply reward the cheats who are a little more careful with their inflated scores.

But the part that gets me is that people are claiming that this is ruining the game, it’s a leaderboard people. It’s not the game itself, so you don’t get your name on the top of the leaderboard but does that really affect anyone? It’s not like they are making the actual game less playable it is just that they are cluttering up the leaderboard and pretty much making it entirely redundant.

There has been no time given for when the game will be patched so I wouldn’t hold your breath for anything to happen anytime soon.

Source: Destructoid

Last Updated: December 8, 2009


  1. easy

    December 8, 2009 at 09:21

    this is why most leader boards suck. when there’s a number one spot to he had, there will be loads of people that will go to any length to get there.


  2. Uberutang

    December 8, 2009 at 09:53

    Meh, who the hell cares about a leaderboard?


  3. DieFrikkenator

    December 8, 2009 at 10:15

    But lazy… everyone knows that to be someone in life, you have to have a massive gamerscore and be at the top of leaderboards! Otherwise there is no point to life! :silly:


  4. Darkling

    December 8, 2009 at 10:23

    Thierry henry you BASTARD!


  5. WeRRieS ZA

    December 8, 2009 at 11:18

    Screw the damn leaderboard and the K/D ratio – what have online gaming turned into?


  6. WitWolfyZA

    December 9, 2009 at 09:23

    reminds me of the bugger up of the GOW2 leader board after people discovered how to “boost” i only happend to land a like that once… got 120 000 points in one match lol was awesome


  7. WitWolfyZA

    December 9, 2009 at 09:24

    WTf im talking jibberish i mean it only happend to me once



    January 22, 2011 at 01:11

    There are hacks now that make you unable to play the game or harmless. Which is super frustrating. Jerks have ruined my PS3 copy of MW2 and I am selling it.


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