Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hacked / Modded lobbies in MW3

Yesterday, the community manager for MW3 (Robert Bowling) warned players not to accept random game invites from people they don't know. Apparently, hacked/modded lobbies / challenge lobbies have made their way onto MW3. In case you didn't already know, a hacked lobby or a challenge lobby can mess around with your stats. For example; some lobbies will rank you up to 15th prestige automatically, whereas other lobbies will actually take away all of your stats. On Twitter, Bowling said:
Do not accept game invites or join Private Matches from any player you don't know & trust in #MW3. There are dirtbags up to dirtbag things.

It has been said that Infinity Ward are working behind the scenes to fix these hacked lobbies and restore anyone that has been affected by them back to their real rank.

Apparently, these lobbies have been happening on both the PS3 and the XBox 360. One PS3 player said that his friends asked him to join a lobby that would give him quad XP. However, he refused to join, fearing that somebody would hack his stats or derank him.