'Call of Duty: Black Ops III': Treyarch posts Security & Enforcement Policy–player banning, suspension, punishments

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To make sure that all players enjoy a fair and balanced gaming experience, game developer Treyarch posted measures and rules for their newest shooter title “Call of Duty: Black Ops III”. Called the Security & Enforcement Policy for “Call of Duty: Black Ops III”, the following rules and regulationswith corresponding penalties and punishments for players who will not abidehave been reviewed by the development team, and are implemented for an overall better gaming experience for everyone.

Just like most games out there, “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” will not tolerate the use of unauthorized mods and hacking tools, giving a player an unfair advantage over others. The software includes, but is not limited to, aimbots, wallhacks, trainers, stats hacks, texture hacks, leaderboard hacks, injectors, or any other software that aims to manipulate the game overall to give unfair advantage.

The penalties for use of such are:

  • First offense: User will be permanently suspended from playing the game online, will have their stats, emblems, and paintjobs reset, and will be blocked permanently from appearing in leaderboards.
  • Console users who modify their hardware or profile data will also be reported to console manufacturers. PC users on Steam will be reported to the Steam enforcement team.

Players who will use an illegally acquired software is also subject to penalties.

  • First offense: The same. Player will be banned permanently on playing the game online, and can never appear in the leaderboards ever again.
  • Console users who modify their hardware or profile data will also be reported to console manufacturers. PC users on Steam will be reported to the Steam enforcement team.

Having fun trash talking other players online? Be careful, for the game developers have their eyes on players who exhibit offensive, abusive, and extreme behavior, too. Cyber-bullying, cultural degredation, and these will result in severe action from the developers.

  • First offense: User will be temporarily suspended from playing the game online.
  • Second offense: User will be temporarily suspended from playing the game online and will have voice chat privileges in the game revoked.

Note: temporary suspension length may vary according to the severity of offense made, ranging from 48 hours to one week, or even longer.

  • Extreme or repeat offenses: User will be permanently suspended from playing the game online, will have their stats, emblems, and paintjobs reset, and will be blocked permanently from appearing in leaderboards.

There are penalties for using unsupported peripheral devices and applications, taking advantage of game glitches, and many more. Full details can be read on Treyarch’s post.