Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Cheaters Can be Caught Via Elite

September 28, 2011Written by Zak Islam

Not only will Call of Duty: Elite, the premium subscription-based service for Activision’s franchise, deliver in-depth stats for players, it’ll also be used to catch cheaters in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling confirmed the news via an interview with GameSpy, where the creative strategist stated:

There’s been a lot of work put into it. I can’t go into specifics. On a general high level area there’s so much more stuff that we’ve locked down and made less accessible than we had before. A lot of stuff that we stripped out, a lot more challenge response things that we’re doing… It’s about verifying what the code is supposed to be and what the code actually is on the client side, and making sure that those are aligned. It’s also about our ability to take action when stuff is wrong so we’ve done a lot of work in our ability to update the game more quickly and efficiently than we have before.

Bowling continued:

A lot of that stuff can be done through Elite that we can review,” Bowling added. “Then we have tools to report player stuff in game that players can use, and we’ll have entire teams monitoring and taking actions on those. That’s new for us. A lot of that stuff, the monitoring stuff, a lot of that was introduced in Black Ops but with Elite that is launching with Modern Warfare 3, we’re taking that in an all new area, having full teams dedicated solely to that.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is being developed by Infinity Ward, as well as Sledgehammer Games who were previously due to create an action-adventure game in the series. The shooter is currently scheduled for a launch on November 8th.