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Reverse Boosting in Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Multiplayer Could Get You Banned

by on January 20, 2015
 

Sledgehammer Games made a declaration about players’ reverse boosting in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, warning them about a possible ban. Reverse boosting is a method discovered by the players which requires a suicide by dropping a grenade at their feet, in order to be matched with lower-level opposition in subsequent matches.

After they enter a game with lower-level players, the “cheaters” can level up faster than they normally would against rivals of their real level. This method has become so often used in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare that Sledgehammer, through Michael Condrey,  has responded, warning that offenders could face the ban hammer.

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“Playing at home, I’ve been randomly matched with players doing this and it’s incredibly frustrating to lose based largely on my team being down a contributing teammate. We’ve also had a lot of players bring up their same concern about playing in matches with these players. 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,” Condrey wrote in his statement.

“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 honour 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. It’s not dissimilar from the bans that cheaters and boosters receive, and we have increased our focus on reverse boost banning to combat the growing issue.

No one is trying to restrict the fun factor of playing Advanced Warfare with this policy, nor are we actively banning against particular styles of play, like trick shots. However, 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. We don’t like seeing any of these happen, and we’re pushing to eliminate these behaviours from the game.”

So no more reverse boosting in Call of Duty Advanced Warfare multiplayer if you don’t want to get banned!

Source: Sledgehammer

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