Hack-killing Modern Warfare 2 patch coming to PS3 tomorrow, 360/PC "TBD"

Infinity Ward is delivering on its promise to combat the large number of hacks and security issues that have plagued Modern Warfare 2. A large patch is heading for the PS3 version tomorrow, which will address numerous concerns that have popped up over the last few months.

"This new title update will address security issues that have affected online play," wrote the developer in a terse blog post announcing the update.

"In addition to the security updates, this patch will also address a small geo exploit on the map Fuel, which players exploited in order to get inside a rock on the outskirts of the map."

The post mentions the patch is also coming for Xbox 360 and PC, but is heading to PS3 first - presumably because that's where most of the offending actions are taking place. Numerous complaints have been filed over cheating and hacking occurring over the PS3's online servers, along with a flurry of bugs, glitches and stability issues. PC gamers have voiced some concerns as well, while the Xbox 360 version appears to have the fewest problems.


Mar 7, 2011


  • Sharkbot - March 10, 2011 6:34 p.m.

    Are you fucking kidding me? PC has it worst by far, all you have to do is put an .exe file in your directory and run the hacks and viola. But obviously we get kicked to the curb again.
  • jondaven - March 8, 2011 10:57 p.m.

    I think it's kinda fun when i'm in a hacked lobby. Even when my team is getting slaughtered. It makes the game different every time. The only time i actually hate it is when everyone on my team lags like crazy and their team doesn't lag at all. That really pisses me off. And when i tried to report the guy that was modding it wouldn't let me select his gamercard and when i when i went to my recent players to do it he wasn't on the list.
  • jmcgrotty - March 8, 2011 1:27 p.m.

    I would guess another reason for the delay in the X360 release is getting approval from Microsoft. But really? Who the hell still plays any FPS games?? This is 2011. Didn't that fad die in like 2007?
  • Cobra_Fangs - March 8, 2011 2:05 a.m.

    Iguess this has become like a cops and robbers situation lol
  • igothitwithabulb - March 8, 2011 2:02 a.m.

    Um...they're a bit late, aren't they? The game has only been plagued with glitched and cheats since a month after release.
  • Y2Ken - March 8, 2011 12:30 a.m.

    Went back to it for a couple of days recently, had a lot of fun but had to leave games about 4 times, once for an aimbot, once for everyone having fall camo interventions with no perks selected, and twice for general messing with stats. Luckily I got out quickly every time (and I used a new account to do it) - but if this is actually sorted I may go back for some more.
  • gatorfan122394 - March 7, 2011 11:01 p.m.

    I dont think they will ban people but they will just put an end to the modding and hacking. So goodbye modded FALs, rock glitch, hacked lobbys, 10th lobbys, and public exp lobbies
  • chriszewski - March 7, 2011 10:31 p.m.

    I still play about 3(ish) hours a day on the 360 version and have only once knowingly played against a hacker (he bragged about being able to change the map and proceeded to do so several times from the lobby screen). Didn't help him much since it was a GW: TDM and he died just as easily as anyone else and very, very often. I don't see much hacking but i mostly stay in the hardcore playlists. TeamKillers on the other hand... EDIT: i do remember playing a HC gametype loooong ago where care packages gave nukes, but that clan didn't stick around for many games once my clan switched to CP's and nuked em 3 times in succession. So i guess i've knowingly played against hackers a few times but its hardly an issue in my experience.
  • SAUGAPRIME - March 7, 2011 9:57 p.m.

    Finally....thank you for making my favourite game come back to life.......It's better late then never you know what im saying!
  • tifanity - March 7, 2011 9:46 p.m.

    This news is very good indeed. I haven't touched MW2 because of this but if all these are going to be fixed, I will go back as well.
  • UberNoob - March 7, 2011 9:13 p.m.

    About time they bothered to do something productive. Meh, I'll give them a cookie for that.
  • TBRays - March 7, 2011 9:01 p.m.

    thank you!!!!! but yeah i've been to a challenge lobby, i doubt anything will happen to your account. this will just cut down on those people using aim assist and god mode i hope.
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - March 7, 2011 8:42 p.m.

    "the Xbox 360 version appears to have the fewest problems"?!?! That's bull crap!! Where the Hell were they a few months ago when every match you joined had at least half the people modding? If they release this patch, I MIGHT go back to it once in a while.
  • Ganon19 - March 7, 2011 8:12 p.m.

    I inadvertently joined a hacked lobby. Twice as a matter of a fact. My level was raised multiple times. I was seriously pi*sed off. I'm hoping I don't get banned. I'm going to start playing it again now that a patch will be released.
  • talkraider - March 7, 2011 7:05 p.m.

    Does this mean you will lose a account that has beenn hacked?
  • bonerachieved - March 7, 2011 7:01 p.m.

    I did not even know this game was still being supported since the whole activision lawsuit stuff.

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