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Tuesday, 18 January 2011 09:40

Hackers make PS3 CODMW2 a mess

Written by David Stellmack


Unable to patch to address the issues
PlayStation 3 owners that are fans of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 are finding that the multiplayer modes of the game are running wild with hackers and cheaters. The root cause is the recent release of the master security key for the PlayStation 3, and hackers are using this access to do what they can to wreak havoc in the multiplayer modes of the game.

The hackers have found a way to place players into hacked servers. These hacked servers, of course, will frustrate the heck out of most players, but it can also have the ability to wipe player stats. Because the CODMW2 title relies on the Sony security and encryption systems that are a part of the PlayStation 3, little can be done to address the issue at this time unless by some miracle a solution or patch is issued by Sony to fix the exploit; but this does not seem likely from what is known at this time.

Right now, Activision has no ability to restore or adjust any stats that might be lost by PS3 users. Activision is suggesting that users submit a “grief report” with PSN so that they are aware of the issues beyond playing private games with friends or just playing the single player modes, or playing Black Ops (which does not rely solely on the Sony security, but has its own security).

The problems with CODMW2 are unique to the PlayStation 3 platform security issues and the issues do not affect either the Xbox 360 or PC versions of the game.
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+25 #1 guideX 2011-01-18 10:18
oh lord i love the PS3 more than any other console but removing linux (meh not a big deal but cumulatively speaking) and then forcing updates like 3.55 along with requiring firmware 3.5 to even PLAY GT5 is kind of dick.... They have been asking for this and they probably deserve it.
 
 
-7 #2 PainPig 2011-01-18 12:43
You would have to be stupid not to know that they are working on a way to ban all of those suck ass losers hacking! Watch, in a few weeks the news will be 100,000 PS3 owners were banned for hacking.

I hope they ban the PS3 you hacked on and your dumb ass will have to buy another PS3 to play any games at all.
 
 
+6 #3 123s 2011-01-18 14:17
owned

"The root cause is the recent release of the master security key for the PlayStation 3, and hackers are using this access to do what they can to wreak havoc in the multiplayer modes of the game."

btw, can somebody explain it better ?
 
 
-17 #4 Warrior24_7 2011-01-18 16:48
What did I say, what did I say, WHAT DID I SAY?!! I told you it was all about hacking and cheating. These same PC hacks and cheats are trying to ruin the console like they've ruined the PC!
 
 
+19 #5 nECrO 2011-01-18 17:42
[sarcasm]Wait. I thought that hacking only happened in PC games. Didn't someone here also point out that console players don't have to worry about hacks and this was one of the reasons consoles were better than PCs?[/sarcasm]


Well, that someone will likely cry that PCs are behind this.....
 
 
+4 #6 happaflapp 2011-01-19 00:03
Quoting Warrior24_7:
What did I say, what did I say, WHAT DID I SAY?!! I told you it was all about hacking and cheating. These same PC hacks and cheats are trying to ruin the console like they've ruined the PC!


I hate for my first post here to be a negative one.

Warrior to blame PC gamers for hacking PS3 titles is ignorant.

I suppose next your going to blame PC gamers for hackers bricking their 360's?

You obviously know very little about PC gaming. Not everyone who owns a PC and games on that platform is a hack.
 
 
+4 #7 semitope 2011-01-19 01:13
Guys, hacking of this kind has been going on for the game for almost as long as its been out. Don't let these guys fool you into thinking its a sole result of the recent ps3 hack. You can seach online for videos of mw2 hacks and you will see aimbots, stat changes and such on both the ps3 and the xbox 360 LONG before the ps3 was compromised.

They messed up on this one and are trying to pass it on. I had never seen a game (or thought it was possible) till I saw the hacks for mw2 a year or so ago
 
 
+2 #8 Benton 2011-01-19 01:47
For a start, if you use hacks to cheat in a game you're obviously a selfish retard. I mean what kind of a person finds fun in playing a game with cheats that would even allow a 2 year old to successfully play it. Also consoles hold back PC gaming. They use 10 year old hardware that should be in a museum. DX9 is 10 years old. So games have to be DX9 for consoles, so we continue to get these crappy ancient graphics and cant move forward. MW2 and Black Ops are full of hackers. I see a hacker in every 3rd server I join. Normally with a multihack, which basically automates gameplay so you really dont even need to at the computer, (retards). I have seen people continue to get away with cheating for over a year and nothing gets done about it.
 
 
-8 #9 Warrior24_7 2011-01-19 02:23
Quoting Benton:
Also consoles hold back PC gaming. They use 10 year old hardware that should be in a museum. DX9 is 10 years old. So games have to be DX9 for consoles, so we continue to get these crappy ancient graphics and cant move forward.

This is a lame excuse. Starcraft 2 is a PC exclusive and its DX9!! WoW is what DX7?!! C'mon, just look at the minimum requirements of PC games and THATS why you can't move forward! :D Also, everything else you've mentioned. It costs money to keep fighting these people, and NO dev is gonna throw good money after bad on a PC game! The console is a different story, there is a vested intrest there. The PC...nope! Just throw the meat in the cage and walk away, let them fight over it!
 
 
-3 #10 Hobgoblin 2011-01-19 05:46
Doesn't affect PC version my ass, this has been going on on the PC version more or less since the game came out, hell some of my friends had to actually use programs to backup their stats because hacked servers would just trash ones stats.
 

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