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Hackers Overrunning Modern Warfare PS3

Hexus is announcing that hackers have overrun Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare multiplayer on PlayStation Network, and are reportedly ruining the experience for legit players while posting YouTube videos of their actions.

Videos have appeared on YouTube showing gamers how they can exploit Call of Duty 4 to make their soldier fly and walk through buildings, thus giving them an edge over the competition. The numerous hacks, which also include unlimited ammunition and no reloads, have become so widespread that Infinity Ward forum moderators have taken action and sent an email to the developers on behalf of the disgruntled community in the hope that it will take immediate action.

The official Modern Warfare moderator sent an open letter to Infinity Ward begging for aid:

Greetings Rob and/or IW Staff,

We seem to have a serious problem mounting on the PS3 side of things. We have had numerous reports from our users that their version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare has been hacked and modified by shady individuals there. Since the issue was brought to my attention I and the PS3 Moderators, CoBezy_Brennan and thebigb82, have met and have created a sticky thread to centralize and contain the issue. That thread can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=63484. With that stated some of our more helpful users have created various threads intended to do the same. To attempt to get the PS3 forum back on track the threads have since been locked. However though their value as reference material is substantial. The two more posted threads will be linked as follows.

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=62996

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=62472

With that stated the PS3 community is obvious enraged however though moderator intervention has somewhat quelled the issue on the IWF. Links to YouTube videos have been posted to show modders performing these acts. They are linked as follows.

Videos removed as they show how to mod the PS3.

Apparently the new hacks are for flying (no clip), no reloads (endless supply of ammunition), god mode, laser sights and the ability to move through buildings. More mods may or may not exist at this time however. This is apparently devastating the community and is rampant. However I, the writer of this email, personally cannot attest to that situation as I do not own a PS3. The videos though do indeed show the destructive capability of the mod/modders and I believe the situation to hold true. The most affected game modes seem to be Search and Destroy but were reported to be in all gametypes. Hopefully something can be done to address this issue.

Thank you for taking the time to watch these videos read the threads and address this issue.

Sincerely,

The Moderation Team

The developers tweeted reassurance they would deal with the problem.

Thanks for all the feedback from our COD4 PS3 users. We hear you loud and clear and are investigating the glitchers. (via @fourzerotwo)

Have you been dealing with this crap on PSN? Let us know.

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    1. Bryandt Says:

      I have recently run across this issue while playing online. I play Team Deathmatch mode and have become outraged to the point where I no longer even want to go online and play. Everywhere I go, there is at least one cheater in the room. They run through walls, fly through the air, and make themselves invisible. I really hope something is done to fix this problem soon.

    2. SnatchTease Says:

      i’ve seen it on xbox live as well. i’m guessing they are doing it on the hd with a sata cable.

    3. Call Of Duty 4 Gets Hacked Up, Infinity Ward Preps Patch | Kotaku Australia Says:

      [...] hackers threaten to ruin Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare multiplayer [Hexus.gaming via GameStooge] Tagged:call of duty 4: modern warfarehacksinfinity wardmodern [...]

    4. Wallet Says:

      These sorry x-men wannabees are nothing. Once you spot the x-man – kill him. I notice these hackers continually go to the same spots again and again – camp and Snipe ‘em from the sky.

    5. gkidd1963 Says:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmZrGleeONU

    6. xexez Says:

      Same here wit the pc version…i cant remember the last time there was a legit battle goin on, theres always 1 or 2 hackers around which does ruin the fun of playing the game. hope IW does something soon to counter this problem otherwise…well there is no otherwise right…we already bought the game…thats that..IW has their money while we get stuck with a plagued product.

    7. Rod Says:

      I picked up a copy of MW2 last week. And within the first hour came across at least five modders. I had hopes the problem would have been somewhat fixed by now.But I was wrong, so I took my copy back and picked up BAD COMPANY 2. Which is not as good but at least you can enjoy the online because its has not been broke like MW2 has!

    8. seanv Says:

      every time i turn on mw2 I am annoyed within 5 minutes from the hackers. its annoying to die over and over again just because people dont want to play fare. waste of money!

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