Call of Duty: Black Ops II developer Treyarch has detailed on the Black Ops II forum its security and enforcement policy for the game. The policy lists offences which can result in temporary and/or permanent player bans.
So if you don’t want to get banned from playing Black Ops II, this is what should be avoided:
- Modding/Hacking - Any user who runs a modified version of game code or uses a modified game profile is subject to penalty.
- Pirated Content - Any user who illegally acquires Call of Duty: Black Ops II content is subject to penalty.
- Unsupported Peripheral Devices & Applications - Any user who utilizes an unsupported external hardware device or application to interact with the game is subject to penalty. Unsupported peripheral devices and applications include but are not limited to modded controllers, IP flooders and lag switches.
- Boosting - Any user who colludes with another user to exploit the game for the purpose of gaining XP, prestige, game score, weapon level, or in-game unlock is subject to penalty.
- Glitching - Any user who abuses an exploit in game code or other established rule of play is subject to penalty. An example includes but is not limited to using a hole in the map geo to intentionally go outside of the map boundary.
- Offensive Behavior - Any user who is found to use aggressive, offensive, derogatory or racially charged language is subject to penalty.
- Offensive Emblems - Any user who creates an emblem with sexually gratuitous images, racially offensive material or foul language is subject to penalty.
- Offensive Live Streams or Unauthorized Live Stream Content - Any user who is found to have offensive or unauthorized content in their live stream is subject to penalty. Offensive content includes but is not limited to foul language, racially charged language, and nudity. Unauthorized content includes but is not limited to unlicensed music, TV shows, movies and brand logos.
Treyarch states temporary bans range from 48 hours to 2 weeks, depending on the whether the offence is considered ‘minor’ or ‘extreme’, while permanent bans are ‘lasting and final’. All offences are reviewed by the Treyarch security team before any action is enforced.
A complete, unabridged version of the policy is available at the Black Ops II forum.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is scheduled for release 13 November (tomorrow) on PS3, 360, and PC.