Published on November 5th, 2011 | by CodCom
Playing Modern Warfare 3 Early May Result in Xbox Live Ban
An unknown amount of retail copies of Modern Warfare made their way to customers yesterday after a miscommunication at at least one Kmart store located in Tampa, Florida. Though the release date of Modern Warfare 3 is November 8th, the Kmart store placed the game on their shelves early, allowing eagle-eyed customers to snap up copies.
Any gamer getting his legit copy of Modern Warfare 3 is of course worried about the consequences of playing the game early. Yesterday, there was no need to worry about repercussions from playing on an Xbox Live-connected system as Stephen Toulouse (Xbox LIVE Director of Policy and Enforcement) tweeted:
Today however, the story took a different turn and after double checking with Activision Stephen Toulouse tweeted:
To prevent any problems, it’s probably best to avoid going online with your early copy of Modern Warfare 3 until at least Monday, November 7th.