If you've played Call of Duty online, you've probably come across some pretty disgusting language and behavior.
In order to tackle this seemingly growing problem, developer Infinity ward has published a new Code of Conduct for Call of Duty: Ghosts ; it focuses on tamping down any and all "offensive behavior."
If someone uses aggressive, derogatory, or racially charged language, that player can be penalized. For the first offense, the user will receive a temporary ban, ranging between two days and two weeks. If the player does it again, he can either be temporarily banned again, or other bad things can happen: His split-screen privileges can be revoked, his stats can be reset, or he can be permanently banned from the leaderboards.
Permanent bans are reserved for different offenses, though. For instance, if you're caught with a pirated copy of the game, that's an automatic perm-ban. Same goes for any user caught hacking or modding the game for the sake of a competitive advantage. "Boosting" (exploiting the game to gain XP and other rewards) can result in temporary banning and stats resets.
Well, let's just hope this helps. It's getting pretty nasty online.
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Ghosts