Published on March 18th, 2011 | by CodCom
More Security Updates For Modern Warfare 2
To be honest, I didn’t see this one coming.
On February 14th we wrote that Infinity Ward was working on a security patch for Modern Warfare 2. Anyone staying up-to-date with the Call of Duty franchise knows Infinity Ward didn’t start with this patch because they wanted to, it’s because they were pretty much pressured into it. The pressure did pay off and Infinity Ward released a security patch. From the feedback I’ve been hearing and reading on our Facebook Fan Page, the general feedback is positive. There are less hackers and the game is more fun.
The part where Infinity Ward released a security patch, I did see coming. But here’s what’s new and I didn’t see coming. Straight from the horse’s mouth (or Robert Bowling’s hands):
The Modern Warfare 2 patch was successful in eliminating much of the ability of hackers, however we have identified other areas that were vulnerable and have added additional security enhancements to the Xbox 360 and PC versions of the patch. We plan to re-patch the Playstation 3 version as well with these additional updates.
Yes that’s correct. Infinity Ward wasn’t satisfied with just a security patch and decided to do more digging, which resulted in more security enhancements. That’s great news if you ask me. But wait, there is more. Robert Bowling goes on and says:
Now that we have these patches on the road to release (out of production) we are looking at how we can further improve the situation on legacy titles such as Call of Duty 4. The first such move will be to update the playlists for Call of Duty 4 to allow access to all game modes regardless of rank.
Whoa, not only does Modern Warfare 2 get some extra security enhancements. Infinity Ward decided to beef up the security of the original Modern Warfare, which was released way, way back in 2007…
We have yet to see what the security enhancements will do to Modern Warfare, but just for thinking about and trying to enhance Modern Warfare’s security, Infinity Ward gets a big thumbs up from me!
Here is Robert Bowling’s tweet for those who want to read the original source.