PS3 security breach exploiters hack Modern Warfare 2 into oblivion

 If you own a PS3 and want to keep playing CoD you may want to pick up Black Ops.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is no stranger to hackers, cheaters, and exploiters; but it appears that the game has finally taken all it can handle. Thanks to a PlayStation 3 security breach, multiplayer for the game and its predessor, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, has become virtually unplayable.

The breach in security has affected all games that rely upon it, however due to Call of Duty’s massive player base the title has become the hackers’ main target. Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling explains, with unfortunate results, what this all means.

"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," wrote Bowling on the Infinity Ward forum.

The situation is entirely out of Infinity Ward’s hands and the studio, along with all their players, is now at the mercy of the hackers and must pray that Sony can patch up the console security with a firmware update soon.

One of the side-effects of this breach means that the hackers can erase all stats from players who join their lobbies. Infinity Ward has announced that they currently incapable of resetting the stats of those affected, but they are trying.

"We are looking at EVERY option available to us to help any user affected," wrote Bowling.

This has created an outrage that has Modern Warfare 2 players blaming Infinity Ward despite the developer’s apparent helplessness.

"Infinity Ward should be policing the lobbies looking for exploiters and banning them," wrote user ktell in response to Bowling’s message. "It may be a Sony glitch (although the hacked files are related to MW2’s game data), but Infinity Ward can at least patrol their own games.

"This is horrible, just horrible."

[Infinity Ward Forum]


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Author: Mike Murphy View all posts by
Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

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