Published on January 28th, 2011 | by GOODKyle
PS3 Firmware Update = Black Ops Ban Hammer
In an upcoming series of security patches (courtesy of the PS3 hack), Sony released firmware update 3.56 for the PS3 late Wednesday night. Sony simply addressed the update as a “security patch” with no further details. It seems, though, some of the details entail banning online hackers/cheaters. Fortunately, the update hits the Black Ops community the hardest. The Call of Duty Black Ops forums are overrun with complaints and questions about firmware 3.56 because of the bans.
Below you will see only a few postings from those who got banned. Their excuses are thrown around every which way and that. Some say they “bought a PS3 used”, “my friend did the cheating”, “I simply didn’t cheat”, “I did cheat but unban me anyway”, and some players (apparently) got banned for simply being thrown into a “modded lobby” by the matchmaking procedure.
How long am I banned for?
“This console has been permanently banned from the Black Ops servers…..”
Does this mean forever? Or will I be unbanned after awhile?
When i want to play black ops it says my console is banned permanently???i have payed 150$ for the Ps3 (i bought it yesterday (used) and just came home with a new copy of b-ops! but why is my system banned?
I dont know what happened i was just playin it normally. i installed the patch and played for a while and I went to have my shower and when i came back i was permanently banned! Somone please get me unbanned! It might of been my frineds though because i lent him my ps3 a couple of days ago because his ps3 got YLOD…
Today i got my account back finally an It wont let let me play online idk why it says prem ban i didnt do anything man i miss black ops well looks like i have to get a 360.
Hi i understand all of then terms and conditions of playing call of duty black ops, but my PS3 has been banned.. and i dont understand why? there a few people here who play online in this house but none of us can anymore. how can i get some help? or who do i need to contact.
Hi i have been banned for black ops when i click online it says you have been Prem banned from B.O but i didnt do anything to get banned what i did my m8 said he was 15th yea and i said let me go on ur acc then if ur 15th so i just went on his acc and he was 15th and then deleted the user then the next day when i went on my account that message came up my psn is FoRzA-MoNsTeR I am 6th prestige on B.o legit my KD is 1.79 and my wins to losses is 1.14 and a 124 winstreak i did not boost at all please unban me.
I was playin Black Ops and seached for a game of search and destroy, i just prestiged 4 da 4th time and entered a modded lobby. Ileft straight away when i relised wat it waz next thing i no i banned and reset.Has this r something similair happened to u???
So is this finally Call of Duty justice or a plethora of Sony errors? I (GOODKyle) will have to go with the latter. Sony is dealing with, what seems to be, the biggest security hack ever to hit a video game console. Therefore, their first patch has to firmly establish its ground. But who knows, these could be errors fixed in time.
[via: Black Ops Forums]