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1,600 MW3 players are banned for cheating

Fourzerotwo not shy with the ban hammer
Fri Nov 18 2011, 13:47
Call of  Duty Modern Warfare 3 Single Player

GAMERS trying to cheat in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 game are already being banned, according to a tweet from the game's lead creator.

"Any attempt to cheat, hack, or glitch in #MW3 will not be tolerated. 1600+ bans issued. Updates in works. Please cont. to report offenders", reads the warning tweeted by 402's Robert Bowling.

He added, in response to a question from a gamer about how to report cheats, "Theres a button in game after a match. Click on them in the lobby and it gives option to 'View Gamercard' + 'Report Player'", in case anyone had been fragged out of existence and was wondering what to do.

It is not all cheating and banning though, and the MW3's publisher Activision said that the title had set a new five day sales record for entertainment items and earned more than $775m worldwide.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has incredibly beaten out cinema box office, book and video game sales records for five-day worldwide sell-through in dollars, the firm said, and made it even more money than Call of Duty: Black Ops, $650m, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, $550m.

"With $775 million of sales of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in its first five days, Call of Duty has become the first entertainment property in history to set five-day launch records for three consecutive years across all forms of entertainment," said Robert Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard.

"Life-to-date retail sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded $6 billion worldwide, which makes Call of Duty one of the most valuable entertainment properties in the world."

In the first day that it was on sale players racked up 7 million hours worth of multiplayer gaming, according to the firm, and more than 3.3 million unique gamers played the game, setting a concurrent player record for Xbox Live. µ


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