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Infinity Ward admits MW2 is hacked and can’t be fixed on the PS3… not until Sony fixes it’s mess

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If you’re one of the millions of people still playing Modern Warfare 2 on the PS3 then you know all about the hacking that is going on at the moment. With people boosting their way up to 10th prestige and dragging you along with them whether you want to or not.

It’s become so endemic now that Infinity Ward has finally had to come out and make a statement but amazingly they are saying they cannot fix it and the problem itself lies in how badly the PS3 is protecting the code.

In simple terms they are saying they cannot fix anything until Sony does and the only thing they can recommend is to play private matches or buy Black Ops.. yes Infinity Ward suggests that Black Ops is more secure and is a better option for now.

Sony has recently acknowledged a breach in security on the PS3 which resulted in games to become exposed to exploits and hacks. Modern Warfare 2 is no exception to this security exploit and we understand that some of you have experienced problems with stats and other issues associated with this.

Games rely on the security of the encryption on the platforms they’re played on, therefore; updates to the game through patches will not resolve this problem, unless the security exploit itself is resolved on the platform. Regretfully, Call of Duty games are receiving the bulk of the hacker’s attention, due to its high player counts and popularity. However, the number of legitimate players severely outweighs the bad apples.

If you are concerned about playing with players who are hacking, I encourage you to play exclusively with friends by utilizing the party or private match options in Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty 4 to avoid such players as much as possible until this issue is resolved by Sony.

At this time, we do not have the ability to restore or adjust individual stats.
Let me assure you, while we are very reliant on Sony updating their firmware and security to address the core problem of this issue. We are looking at EVERY option available to us to help any user affected.

This only applies to legacy games such as Call of Duty 4 and Modern Warfare 2. In the future we plan to adjust our approach to not rely solely on platform security and reduce the ability for this to happen in our games, as has already been displayed by the work Treyarch has done on Call of Duty: Black Ops to prevent similar measures.

What I don’t understand however is that these glitches have been around for ages now and the PS3 was only recently hacked… is their another PS3 security flaw that we don’t know about or are IW taking the cowards way out by trying to blame Sony instead of themselves?

Source: IW Forum

Last Updated: January 17, 2011

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