Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be strictly policed, if Treyarch’s updated list of infractions and punishments is anything to go by. Find out what qualifies you for the ban hammer.
Although Treyarch promises to subject all infractions to a “thorough review process” before enforcing, “penalty is not subject to further review”, according to the Call of Duty community site.
Punishment is meted out according to severity of the offence committed; temporary bans will range from 48 hours to two weeks, while permanent bans are “lasting and final”.
“A minor offense is one in which no quantifiable damage has been done to another user or the game community at large. An extreme offense is one in which a player has caused detriment to other users or has organized large groups of users to commit additional offenses,” the developer elaborated.
The full security and enforcement policy is posted below.
- Modding / Hacking: Any user who runs a modified version of game code or uses a modified game profile is subject to penalty.
- Pirated Content: Any user who illegally acquires Call of Duty: Black Ops II content is subject to penalty.
- Unsupported Peripheral Devices and Applications: Any user who utilizes an unsupported external hardware device or application to interact with the game is subject to penalty. Unsupported peripheral devices and applications include but are not limited to modded controllers, IP flooders and lag switches.
- Boosting: Any user who colludes with another user to exploit the game for the purpose of gaining XP, prestige, game score, weapon level, or in-game unlock is subject to penalty.
- Glitching: Any user who abuses an exploit in game code or other established rule of play is subject to penalty. An example includes but is not limited to using a hole in the map geo to intentionally go outside of the map boundary.
- Offensive Behavior: Any user who is found to use aggressive, offensive, derogatory or racially charged language is subject to penalty.
- Offensive Emblems: Any user who creates an emblem with sexually gratuitous images, racially offensive material or foul language is subject to penalty.
- Offensive Live Streams or Unauthorized Live Stream Content: Any user who is found to have offensive or unauthorized content in their live stream is subject to penalty. Offensive content includes but is not limited to foul language, racially charged language, and nudity. Unauthorized content includes but is not limited to unlicensed music, TV shows, movies and brand logos.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 launches from midnight tonight on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and arrives on Wii U at launch.
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