A great justice can be felt on the PC-side of Modern Warfare 2, almost as if thousands of voices laughed as they were cheating and were suddenly silenced by Valve anti-cheat.
The encounters with hackers and individuals who cheated their way to Level 70 on the 10th Prestige has been reduced according to Infinity Ward. “The Steam ban hammer is coming down on about 2,500 confirmed #MW2 cheaters on PC today,” said creative strategist Robert Bowling in a tweet. Modern Warfare 2, which is integrated on Steam for the PC version, also functions with Valve’s cheating solution, VAC, to get rid of hackers. The system flags cheaters and bans them at a delayed time, which is the reason for the high wave announced by IW.
The bans will mean that those who were caught cheating will no longer be able to play Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer as their account will be labeled as banned. Playing Modern Warfare 2 again will not only mean buying a new copy of it, but creating a new account to install it in. The latest wave in bans won’t discourage the most dedicated of hackers but it will mean one thing for Activision — more copies of Modern Warfare 2 PC being bought and it seems to be the case considering Modern Warfare 2 has not left the Top Sellers list on Steam since it arrived on the platform.