Darn cheaters. Always ruining people's fun.
It's always a problem in multiplayer shooters like Call of Duty , but don't think the designers aren't paying attention.
Sledgehammer Games boss Michael Condrey has issued a veritable warning to certain Advanced Warfare players on the official blog : Those who "reverse boost" are in for a ban in the future. As part of the post:
"We have a low tolerance approach to people who ruin the experience for others through cheating, boosting, reverse boosting or being caught with toxic emblems in game."
"Reverse boosting" is when players deliberately kill themselves and destroy their own stats during multiplayer matches, which causes the game to match them up with novice players, who they can then crush. Unfortunately, it also results in teammates being penalized during team-based matches, and Condrey is tired of it:
"No one wants to lose an objective based match by effectively being outnumbered while their teammate shoots grenades into their own forehead 100 times in the corner. It’s not right, and it hurts you and your team’s online experience. Call of Duty is both social and competitive, and we respect and honor that. Part of the competition that is core to our values is that players do not adversely degrade their team’s ability to compete fairly."
Well, there ya go. Stop being annoying or face the consequences.
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare