Just a few days after the launch of Modern Warfare 3 ‘s Ranked mode, players are already encountering numerous cheaters, plunging them into complete disarray.
Cheats have long been a problem for Call of Duty players, appearing almost everywhere, whether in multiplayer or Warzone.
And when Modern Warfare 3’s Ranked mode finally launched shortly after the Season 1 Reloaded update, players were happy to have a more competitive playlist, away from this scourge.
However, it seems that this new mode isn’t safe from cheating either, and players are heavily criticizing the game over it on social media.
MW3 players angry at Ranked cheaters
A player posted a post on the MW3 subreddit: “There are so many cheaters in Ranked. This is really bad.”
His post (which has since been deleted) included a clip from a ranked game, in which he recorded a player using some sort of program showing the locations of other players through walls. This allowed that person to take a headshot without even seeing the other player.
The community, understandably, isn’t happy about this, with many users sharing their own encounters with Ranked cheaters.
“I played about 250 games in public and encountered 1 cheater. In about 50 ranked games, I have already encountered 5 or more cheaters, and 3 of them have already been banned.” declares a fan in particular.
Many fans lament the state of modern games and the ease with which hacking can be done: “It used to be that games would come out and the anti-cheat would work for a year or two before hackers came in en masse. Now it’s all minimal security and attempts at quick profit.”
However, some players really think that MW3 is in a league of its own, in a bad sense of the word, when it comes to the prevalence of cheating.
“COD is the laughing stock of the competition. If you want to play competitively, go to other games. There are so many other games that have better ranked modes than this one. The Finals, Apex, and hopefully XDefiant soon.”
Cheating is a hot topic in the MW3 community, and until something is done to combat these players, this debate will continue for a long time.