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News video games 09 April 2024, 03:28

author: Jacob Blazewicz

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer Free Weekend Ends with Over 27 Thousand Bans

Ricochet security developers had a busy weekend. After the free multiplayer trial of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, there was a barrage of bans.

Source: Sledgehammer Games / Activision / Microsoft.

Over 27,000 cheater accounts have said goodbye to the multiplayer mode in the Call of Duty series. The team in charge of the Ricochet anti-cheat system issued this many bans over the weekend (via CharlieIntel / X).

The creators overseeing Activision's unique security measures also assured that this won't be the final wave of account blocks. Developers are already working on rolling out additional security updates, which is expected to lead to more widespread bans for cheaters in the future. Nothing more was revealed, but thousands more pseudo-players may soon say goodbye to CoD.

The team responsible for Ricochet technology made it clear long ago that they won't tolerate "players" who spoil the fun for others. Developers employ highly unconventional methods to combat cheats, such as creating "mirages" that mimic other players - an atypical yet (hopefully) effective approach to uncovering at least some less obvious forms of cheating.

Part of the reason for such a large number of bans is that there was a free trial version of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer mode available from April 4 to April 8. This enabled the testing of the new features added to the multiplayer mode of the game in season 3, as well as to Warzone 2.0. The new features consist of 6 additional maps for 6v6 battles (including the reappearance of Rebirth Island), the Resurgence mode, and an additional story mission for the Zombie mode.

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Graduated with a master's degree in Polish Studies from the University of Warsaw with a thesis dedicated to this very subject. Started his adventure with in 2015, writing in the Newsroom and later also in the film and technology sections (also contributed to the Encyclopedia). Interested in video games (and not only video games) for years. He began with platform games and, to this day, remains a big fan of them (including Metroidvania). Also shows interest in card games (including paper), fighting games, soulslikes, and basically everything about games as such. Marvels at pixelated characters from games dating back to the time of the Game Boy (if not older).