IW vows to combat PC cheats in MW3

"There's been a lot of work put into it."

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 developer Infinity Ward has vowed to do a better job of combating cheats in the PC version of the game than it did with Modern Warfare 2.

Modern Warfare 2 on PC was crippled by hackers and cheaters who modified the game to their own advantage.

But with Modern Warfare 3, due out this November, PC gamers should find cheating much less of a problem.

"There's been a lot of work put into it," Infinity Ward community man Robert Bowling told GameSpy.

"I can't go into specifics. On a general high level area there's so much more stuff that we've locked down and made less accessible than we had before. A lot of stuff that we stripped out, a lot more challenge response things that we're doing in addition to…"

Challenge response, Bowling explained, is where Infinity Ward verifies what the code is supposed to be and what the code actually is on the client side to make sure they're aligned.

"It's also about our ability to take action when stuff is wrong so we've done a lot of work in our ability to update the game more quickly and efficiently than we have before," he continued.

Infinity Ward this time around has dedicated more resources to monitoring for cheats, and will employ a dedicated team to do so.

Activision's new Call of Duty online service, Elite, will also help.

"A lot of that stuff can be done through Elite that we can review," Bowling said. "Then we have tools to report player stuff in game that players can use, and we'll have entire teams monitoring and taking actions on those.

"A lot of that stuff, the monitoring stuff, a lot of that was introduced in Black Ops but with Elite that is launching with Modern Warfare 3, we're taking that in an all new area, having full teams dedicated solely to that."

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