Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is launched on 13th November 2012, and while playing the single-player campaign will be most people’s priority, it’s the multiplayer mode that will keep everyone coming back.
Developer Treyarch has released a ‘Security & Enforcement Policy‘. It details the punishments they will give out to players who break the rules, or try to cheat.
Temporary bans will range from 48 hours to two weeks, but there are also possible permanent bans.
- Modding and hacking Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will result in a permanent online ban for you if you try it, which is a pretty strong deterrent!
- Being caught playing a pirate copy of the game also carries a permanent online ban.
- Using unsupported devices and applications can result in temporary or permanent bans.
- Colluding with other players to exploit the game somehow to gain XP and other benefits will result in temporary bans for first offenders, and permanent bans for anyone who keeps trying!
- Exploiting glitches in the game for your benefit is also punishable, so if you find a magic hole in a map, don’t try and use it to your advantage. Some players feel abusing glitches is fair game, but it can really unbalance gameplay, so this is a good policy overall.
- Offensive behavior and emblems will also be dealt with. For many, offensive chat from some players in online games can be really off-putting. According to Treyarch, using “aggressive, offensive, derogatory or racially-charged language” will result in penalties. We hope it does!