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

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matt99
matt99
5 years ago

What are toxic emblems?

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
5 years ago

Got me there m8

sawao_yamanaka
sawao_yamanaka
5 years ago

Kkk or anything that could be considered racist. They have a lot of juvenile kids in those games with the most "toxic" looking emblems. A kid, who was probably six, had someone getting lynched on a tree for his emblem -_-. Such stupidity nowadays.

matt99
matt99
5 years ago

Oh okay gotcha, ya I've seen a few of those and immediately think "what an idiot"

Corvo
Corvo
5 years ago

What's Boosting?

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
5 years ago

When you set a lobby up to boost your stats or ease achievements or trophies.

mk ultra
mk ultra
5 years ago

Why take a stand on this now, instead of months ago when the game came out? I love a good hardcore search and destroy game. But playing with randoms who would rather kill the whole team instantly with an RPG at the start have made it almost unplayable.


Last edited by mk ultra on 1/19/2015 11:10:01 PM

schillah
schillah
5 years ago

I have never witnessed this reverse boosting

mk ultra
mk ultra
5 years ago

It's mostly in hardcore, where you can kill yourself and teammates.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
5 years ago

What's cod?

matt99
matt99
5 years ago

A fish.

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
5 years ago

like the whole being toxic nah i'm kidding but yeah hopefully for their communities sake they fix this situation that they are having to face now

happy gaming