It’s a given that the more players an online game has, the more hacks and glitches will surface, thanks to evil-doers who want to game the system. Such is the case with Call of Duty: Black Ops, which can already be exploited on release day for undeserved gain. Interestingly enough, Activision is actually using copyright claims to have Black Ops cheat videos removed from YouTube, as seen here. While I don’t condone cheating, I don’t think ignoring or silencing problems with the game will make them go away. So let’s get it all out in the open, shall we?
As of now, this video of an unlimited care package glitch in Call of Duty: Black Ops still stands. The instructions are listed in this forum. There’s also a Jeep glitch, whose YouTube video was removed. You can still see it in action at 1UP., where I think Activision will have a harder time prompting an automatic takedown.
Also, Call of Duty Hacks claims to have a suite of cheating programs ready to go, but you need a paid membership to the site to use them. This is arguably the lowest form of cheating, and I’d love to see TreyArch stump these chumps. Who pays money to cheat at a video game?
If you’re wondering what TreyArch thinks of all this, multiplayer designer David Vonderhaar has launched a screed against glitchers, calling them “douche-bags.” He also noted that many glitches are from old versions of the game, old dev builds or easily reproduced issues that will be patched or hotfixed. “In essence, we likely know more about it than you do from watching a video on Vimeo or YouTube.”
But just to make sure, Activision is squashing those videos anyway. So much angst over a video game. Everyone needs to watch this one last Black Ops glitch video to cool off.