Call of Duty: Black Ops has certainly been a popular news topic with robberies, high sales, and overall enjoyment of the game by all. Treyarch is happy to have the game please so many fans, but what they are not pleased with is the proliferation of cheaters. Treyarch wants to say they are committed to punishing those who do.
Black Ops Multiplayer Director David Vonderhaar had some fighting words for those who would attempt to win through less than honest means:
"You better think twice before you glitch. You never know who in your game doesn't like glitchers who reports you and saves the game in their File Share and tells us about it. What many of these people want is to be internet nerd famous. I'm not going to make them famous and you shouldn't either.
Given the opportunity, I'd personally wield the ban hammer for anyone who thinks he is clever by abusing any glitches. Good thing I don't have the opportunity that often and we actually have a constructive, measured, and well-managed live ops team."
With Black Ops just released, there has already been a few glitches that gamers have discovered and no doubt more to be found. Vonderhaar is definitely taking a hard line on cracking down on cheaters, but with any other multiplayer game, a few will end up getting away. Black Ops' File Share system does enable easy reporting of those who would do exploit various bugs and nothing feels better than knowing you conjured the Ban Hammer to smite those who would eliminate your fun from the game.
There is no doubt that there will be consistent glitch abuse in Black Ops as it sees more and more online play. The only remedy will be for players to step forward, report it, and enable Treyarch to create patches that will, hopefully, eliminate the problem. Personally, I haven't run into or seen anything too outrageously broken to prevent me from playing the game, it's still fun. Don't let those rotten cheaters ruin your online experience.
Has anybody run into any weird glitches that you feel other people should be on the look out for? Can Treyarch keep the cheating under control? Let us know in the comments below.
Call of Duty: Black Ops is available now for Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii, and DS.