UPDATE: Infinity Ward has stated players will have their keys and salvage reset in Infinite Warfare for exploiting the key glitch.


Original Story

Infinity Ward has started issuing bans for players that exploited the Key Glitch in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The Key Glitch was during the 12 Days of Winter event, where Day 2’s Gift of 20 Keys could be exploited to open an infinite number of times.

Players are receiving a 48 hour ban, and it is unclear if the stats will be reset.


Activision Support site states that first offense bans will result in players being “temporarily suspended from playing the game online, will have their stats, emblems, and paintjobs reset, will have online split-screen privileges revoked, and will have their leaderboard entries deleted.”

That last part probably does not apply to Infinite Warfare, since there are no leaderboards in the game still.

Main image via @JKap415

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  • Nice!

  • Ed

    Dammit. I should have taken advantage. 2 day ban is nothing. If stats arent reset, then that sends a bad message.

    • Ab3Th3Mud0k0n12

      The stats are reset though

      • Hero

        The way it should be I think.

      • Ed

        I hope that happens, but, Ive only heard about the 48hour ban. I know the code of conduct says stat reset or ban from use of inventory system or something, but there hasnt been any reports of that happening yet. Maybe well have to wait a day or so to see.

    • ccrows

      It’s still too early to know if they are gonna lose their keys or not. This is just the beginning of Activision doing something about this.

      Activision ATM is probably deciding who did this a couple of times by accident, and who flat out exploited it. That’s gonna take time.

      People still could lose lose their entire armory, or just have everything that they worked towards completely rolled back…

      • Ed

        Id be ok with the ban from the inventory system, the 48 hour ban, and a stat roll back, either fully or partial. Hopefully a 48hour ban isnt the only punishment.

        • ccrows

          It’ll take a while because it’s a mess, and maybe some people might slip through the cracks, but the last time Activision went crazy with the ban hammer was the reverse boosters in AW.

          Obviously they want to avoid banning the wrong people again…

          • jordanxbrookes

            It’s funny because I did a ton of reverse boosting and didn’t get a ban lol.

          • ccrows

            People will always slip through the cracks, (such as life), however make no mistake they went hard and heavy on the AW BH.

            Actually it got so bad that they were even banning people that didn’t even do it…

          • jordanxbrookes

            Yeah I remember. I got a lot of flack for reverse boosting, but I didn’t care, it was the only time I started having fun in AW.

          • What is this reserve boosting, i never heard of that being a thing back in AW

          • Eric Wyatt

            It was too lower ur k/d to find noob lobbies

          • Sam cobin

            People exploited SBMM by lowering their stats. Then they would play one game, drop a crazy gameplay against the worst players in the game and call themselves a god

  • Aidan

    So I accidentally opened three supply drops with the whole key glitch thing, I just figured that I had enough left over, but I kinda realized what was going on and stopped. Even though two days is nothing, I don’t think it’d be fair. I got like five duplicates out of the nine things I got, the best of which was a “mic drop” taunt.

    • Frankie Kurth

      Same thing with me, I play local with a few friends at my house and I opened one and it stayed there so I did it again and then one more time to see if it wasn’t registering. I divided then to stop because it didn’t seem right. I’m 10th prestige level 55 and max mission teams and almost have solar. If my stats get reset I’m going to be so upset.

      • James Birdsong

        You already got banned for exploiting the glitch. Don’t lie about how much you opened.

        • The9tailedgamer

          Clearly your the one who got banned, dont say hes lying because you think he is

          • James Birdsong

            Actually just got done playing some hctdm. I don’t profit from glitches. I was busy enjoying the holidays and missed all but 2 days of the 12 day event. Got that ugly gun and the 200 something salvage.

  • bsktballmsu1

    wtf lol. It is your(Infinity Ward) problem that that happened. No one went out of their way to do this the game was just broken. Way to punish players for you being terrible video game developers lol

    • RdJokr

      People exploited a glitch knowing damn well they were wrong. If no action is taken, then no one will take IW seriously.

      • Dank

        No one takes them seriously anyways… They don’t have working leaderboards or custom emblems yet lmao.

        • Funny how nobody cares about leaderboards until everyone else complains. Bandwagon mode in full effect.

          Also, when IW enables custom emblems, I’ll just help the devs ban people by reporting the offensive emblems I see. πŸ™‚

          • Hero

            So will i, cheers m8!

          • That’s not a bandwagon. No leaderboards has been a complaint since day one you cuck.

          • But the moment everyone a few started complaining and gained notoriety, everyone else started to complain. I find that interesting since nobody really cared about leaderboards prior to IW.

          • Because we had leaderboards in every game? It’s kinda of a no brainer to be in the game. What are we suppose to do before IW? “THANKS ACTVISION FOR INCLUDING A BASIC FEATURE!” like what lol

          • Duke of hazard

            “After 3 months, thank you IW for putting in a basic feature that should’ve been there since launch”

            Dickriders baffle me

          • darren

            Leaderboards aren’t something that has been there since day one. WaW or BO1 is when this “feature” was introduced.

          • You’re an idiot. It’s been there since CoD4 and even before probably you moron.

          • MurkN101

            Nobody cared about leaderboards before IW because they were actually in the fucking game you dumbass.

          • darren

            I don’t give shit one about leaderboard. Only people who care about that are ego maniacs who have to have stats on how “awesome” they are. Every match I’ve played has NOT been impacted by lack of leaderboard. Or an emblem or paintjob editor. Does anyone remember how BO3 didn’t have the emblem editor? We talk of this being incomplete, but name a game in the past five years, ANY game, not just CoD, that was complete at launch? Unless you had your fingers in your ears and a blindfold on and didn’t have a pulse, anyone who purchased this KNEW EXACTLY WHAT THEY WOULD BE GETTING. Look at the hate at launch. We knew it was future, we knew it wasn’t boots on the ground, we knew supply drops were in place. You bought it? That’s on you. CoD hasn’t released a complete game probably ever. We saw the trend, we saw the trailer, we played the beta. Now we want to piss and moan? How bout next year, instead of throwing your money away on what you know is gonna be a buggy, incomplete mess, don’t buy it.

          • >I don’t give shit one about leaderboard. Only people who care about that are ego maniacs who have to have stats on how “awesome” they are.

            That’s an ignorant generalization. People want to see stats to where they are. Has nothing to do with ego you moron.

            >Every match I’ve played has NOT been impacted by lack of leaderboard. Or an emblem or paintjob editor. Does anyone remember how BO3 didn’t have the emblem editor?

            BO3 did have emblem editor. Do you even pay attention to what you’re saying or the games you’re playing? Research before defending like an ignorant cuck.

            >We talk of this being incomplete, but name a game in the past five years, ANY game, not just CoD, that was complete at launch? Unless you had your fingers in your ears and a blindfold on and didn’t have a pulse, anyone who purchased this KNEW EXACTLY WHAT THEY WOULD BE GETTING.

            Black Ops 2, Ghosts, Modern Warfare 3. These games I’m sure were complete. And are you seriously trying to justify Infinite Warfare being incomplete? LOL REALLY?

            >Look at the hate at launch. We knew it was future, we knew it wasn’t boots on the ground, we knew supply drops were in place. You bought it? That’s on you.

            That’s irrelevant. That’s not what I’m arguing about.

            >CoD hasn’t released a complete game probably ever.

            Yes it has. Research the crap youre saying.

            >How bout next year, instead of throwing your money away on what you know is gonna be a buggy, incomplete mess, don’t buy it.

            Yes because a customer having expectations for whats in the game is consirder a bad thing now.

            You are the biggest idiot i have seen.

          • Dank

            I mean there were leaderboards in the beta, so you can’t tell me that it doesn’t bother you that this game is three months old and still doesn’t have these basic features?

            I’ve really only played zombies on IW, but if I were to play multiplayer I’d want to know how good I’m doing in my friend group. I’m a competitive player and these are the things I care about.

            I couldn’t care less about people who make offensive emblems, but man some people are really good at expressing their creativity in the emblem editor and I’m looking forward to seeing that.

            p.s I’m not one of the people who exploited the key glitch or any glitches, I just don’t understand why you’re trying to defend them?

          • I would rather IW focuses on fixing glitches, banning cheaters, and adding other features over a leaderboard that barely has any impact on the game.

            Also, I am not defending key glitchers.

          • FA_Kronos

            AKA this kid is trash at the game and wants to see people who are good, get taken out.

          • FA_Kronos

            Well arent you just a cancerous little twat rugged savior

          • Duke of hazard

            It’s to make a point that they released an unfinished game after 3 years.

        • James Birdsong

          Custom emblems are a joke. What? You want to put a queer as dick emblem? Or some dumbass goku/pikachi shit? If you’re so bent on that gay shit then go play an older call of duty until they release that shit.

      • Ghost

        No one takes IW seriously in the first place lol. Bunch of amateur programmers that haven’t finished their work with an incomplete product!

        • darren

          What CoD came out that was complete?

      • Who takes Infinity Ward seriously anyway lol

        • RdJokr

          Point is, something had to be done. Imperfect game or not, rules and policies exist for a reason. People broke the rules, now they gotta pay the price. Don’t tell me you don’t remember the prestige token glitch in MW3? IW doled out massive punishment for all the exploiters.

          • I remember the prestige token glitch because i did it lol i understand rules get broken and being banned, but these guys are jokes lol

      • eYeKeepsitReal

        3 years for Infinite Borefare? Nobody been taking it seriously. Heck even if you got banned, the policy url they post in their ban message doesn’t even work lol. Failure after failure. Here’s the url: http://support.activision.com/IWPolicy

      • bsktballmsu1

        you didn’t have to do things to exploit it though you could have just opened supply drops without knowing you were doing it realizing before it was too late. There wasn’t some loophole it was an open gate that IW left themselves vulnerable to. If there was an infinite trail of $100 bills on the ground would you ignore them or pick them up…YOU WOULD PICK THEM UP.

        • RdJokr

          So… by your logic, if you’re at a diner, and the cashier left a big wad of cash out in the open, you’d pick that up immediately because it’s the cashier’s fault they left the money vulnerable?

    • HenryDF

      “No one went out of their way to do this”

      Yes, they did. Loads of people chose to excessively exploit the glitch for their own benefit, and it’s only fair for IW to take action. Grow up kid.

      • bsktballmsu1

        you didn’t have to do things to exploit it though you could have just opened supply drops without knowing you were doing it. There wasn’t some loophole it was an open gate that IW left themselves vulnerable to. If there was an infinite trail of $100 bills on the ground would you ignore them or pick them up…YOU WOULD PICK THEM UP. And lol I’m a kid, sure. I’ve only played 5 games on this game, I wasn’t banned I’m just saying if I did something like this at work I’d be punished not punishing the customers.

    • The9tailedgamer

      Love how, because they make one bad game, their garbage devs *slow claps*

  • *Stretches arms* Ironic–despite all those keys earned by exploitation, the only thing it unlocked was their own ban.

    • Sally xXx

      Lmao you are wrong. Them 30k keys unlocked all my weapons and today it’s 10th Jan 6:33am and I still have all my inventory unlocked and I mean ALL my inventory. All they did was take off my 40k salvage I had left over haha. No 48h ban btw

  • Batman

    Activision Support site states that first offense bans will result in players being β€œtemporarily suspended from playing the game online, will have their stats, emblems, and paintjobs reset, will have online split-screen privileges revoked, and will have their leaderboard entries deleted.”

    That last part probably does not apply to Infinite Warfare, since there are no leaderboards in the game still.

    Charlie intel just fired some shots at these bastards damm

  • Batman

    Lol looks like Infinite dogshit will only have 2 players playing it for the next 48h

    • Hero

      Lol, seems like this is one of the dirty hackers who lost his stats for being a cheater.

      • FA_Kronos

        lol, seems like this is one of the IW kiss asses who thinks hes hot shit for being a suck up like its gonna get him rewarded

      • Hackers? Exploiting a glitch isn’t really hacking mate, think you need to Google what hacking is.

    • Eric Wyatt

      That’s BS I’ve never had a problem finding lobbies. Why don’t you go play BF and quit coming on this site and running that cock placer of urs

  • Hydrogen

    They’re very salty for being the dumbest franchise to let this happen losing millions throughout two days of this exploit. Ban or not, they know they still took this L, because Infinite Warfare is shit either way. Oh, wiped from Leaderboards you say? Where the leaderboards at though. I rest my case, go Raven! #Sledgehammer2017 #Raven2017

    • Again, another bandwagon rider with leaderboards in their comment. I bet you were one of the people who hated SHGames because everyone else did i.e. hating SBMM and more.

      • MurkN101

        The worst Call of Duty game of all time at least had combat record and leaderboards. Now we have a new and even stronger contender for shittiest Call of Duty.

      • lalala

        wait you bet he hated SHGames for valid reasons? well i would hope so that would be called being smart. you sound really special mister.

      • Sam cobin

        AW was rly fun IMO

        • robin wood

          even with your IMO, I still can’t help but laugh

        • joey

          i loved AW. being able to boost sideways and hasten downward out of the air rewarded quickness and gave players the freedom to showcase skillfulness like no other COD. that was one of the key reasons i disliked BO3 – it was a muted, watered-down, dull echo of the AW system that had everyone floating around like they were neil freaking armstrong on the moon.

          even titanfall 2, whose movement system TOWERS over COD, quality-wise, chooses not to allow players the same freedom of lateral movement (though i get why – it would be toooooo much for new/lesser able players, which i suppose is why they dummied down the BO3 system).

    • Sam cobin

      Ayy let’s replace IW with Raven in 2019

      • joey

        careful, dude. it’s a hell of a lot easier to edit or rewrite something than it is to create it from scratch (yes, i am aware that COD copies n’ pastes year-to-year, but you know what i mean).

        that said, this year’s COD is not good. oh, and mr. activision CEO? the issue is not fatigue, but rather the absence of quality.

        • joey

          i’m betting it’s not even IW’s fault, really. when you’re forced to try to please everyone, you end up with watered-down lowest-common-denomenator crap (like scrubs or twilight or hunger games).

  • You know, I can’t say Infinity Ward is wrong for banning players because they aren’t wrong. But I can laugh at how incompetent they have been with Infinite Warfare. Dev playlist showing up, key glitch, no leaderboards and missing features despite this game taking three years to make. This game is just a mess honestly.

    The key glitch is probably the funniest thing I have seen though. It’s like the inmates ran the asylum for a bit. It was great lol

    • ccrows

      So it’s basically MW2 all over again… πŸ˜‰

    • Qaotik

      If I still had this game, I would have done the glitch. A 2 day ban with no stat reset is pretty minor

      • OpticFazeshot

        I think they are stat resetting tho. Where is the proof they aren’t resetting armory?

        • Qaotik

          But where’s the proof that they are? It’s a good question

          • OpticFazeshot

            How can they prove it if they are banned..don’t we have to wait for them to be unbanned first?

      • I didn’t get to do it, i logged on too late to do it lol

        • OpticFazeshot

          No one cares.

          • You cared enough to reply.

          • OpticFazeshot

            Sorry, I forgot about your autism.

          • I don’t think that’s what autism is..

      • You never know till the 48 hours are up, they could be reset

      • Kevin Kelly

        Stats are reset..

        • Mario Rivera

          Yea but you get to start over with all the variants you want after your suspension is up lol

      • Joshua Cather

        Ya but if you have spent money on the game and they remove that u would be abit peeved

        • Qaotik

          No one in their right mind would spend more money on a dysfunctional game

        • Damian

          Why? its your own choice to spend money. Also its your own choice to bug abuse? They should have been punished. not just by a 2day ban and keys/scrap removal since they own EVERYTHING

          • Jose Bernabe

            you couldn’t have said that any better !!! the whole reason i stopped playing this dysfunctional excuse of a call of duty was because of that. Like wtf a 2 day ban??? for GETTING EVERYTHING INSIDE THE GAME THAT OTHERS WOULD HAVE TO SPEND THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR? and a simple 48 hour ban with key and salvage clear? wow that is so sad lol this game is terrible for that and its an meh ok game but activision is just milking the whole comunity and its hilarious how people complain but still keep grinding on that cod cock

    • mocthemerc

      Don’t forget that Black Ops 3 made a “coming soon” music playlist that took until the second map pack to be implemented.

      • ccrows

        Don’t forget that BO3 is still awesome… πŸ™‚

      • Nicholas Lang

        You are entitled leaderboards with a multiplayer game, not a “music playlist”

        • mocthemerc

          The point being that it was a feature that they were going to have at launch, not every game gets completely finished before they release, that’s why updates exist. Nobody cared about leader boards in the past, it only seems to matter now because it’s with Infinite Warfare, they were always full of hacked stats anyways.

          • Nicholas Lang

            How can you make an arguement about leaderboards in the past if this is the first time leaderboards haven’t been available at launch?

          • mocthemerc

            You are so dense…. Where did I argue about them not being in games in the past? I said that nobody cared about them before in regards to their existence, because they were completely broken and hacked.

          • Nicholas Lang

            Incompetent

          • “Nobody cared about leader boards in the past, it only seems to matter now because it’s with Infinite Warfare, they were always full of hacked stats anyways”

            Oh boy. This again.

          • Nicholas Lang

            Thanks for being on my side my dude πŸ™‚

          • Cheesesteakwit

            What about Combat Record or custom emblems! Stop making excuses Infinity Ward is a joke since the original makers left during MW2! This game is like a cheap Chinese knockoff of BO3 with Ghosts mixed in!!

          • Mate, I’m not making excuses for them. I’m the one criticizing them.

          • Mario Rivera

            There is truth to that statement tho. Obviously only a small handful of people actually make a worthwhile mark on them and even fewer people care especially since they are full of hackers anyway.

          • It’s. Not. A. Valid. Argument.

            There reason nothing was ever said the past years because it’s a no brainer to be in the game. It’s expected to be in there. Let me say it again. A Triple A $60 multiplayer game is expected to have leaderboards. So if they are not in there, it’s not hard to get why I and many other are complaining.

            What were we supposed to do the last ten years? Just make thank you post to these devs for including a basic feature? Mate, we’re paying customers. Not being a guest staying the night at a friend’s house because your wife kicked you out for the night.

            So saying no one cares, is simply false.

      • Music playlist? Huh, don’t remember that being a basic feature in every game like leaderboards, huh.

    • Joshua Cather

      Ya well who wouldnt take them id like to see them responsible for there broken game that allowed people to do the key glitch its like a cop charging for marijuana u smoked 2 months ago because it took him 2 months to aquire the info to get ya let it go and do a better job next time

  • Steve Dominick

    Leaderboard entries….. what leaderboards….? lolol

  • ccrows

    I’d like to know if the ban starts now, or the next time when they log in, cuz I’ve gone days without playing IW (with the exception of grabbing the daily login bonus) and playing either MWR or BO3 instead…

  • Vanilla_Gorilla

    Oh, they don’t have leaderboards????…… **shrugs**…..?????……lol… The game is just fine…. Except when you get into a sweatfest lobby sometimes…. ?

    • Sweatfest lobbies are amazing. I get more enjoyment from that over thumbless enemy noobs.

  • Gimpanese

    I didn’t buy this piece of shit game but if I did, I would’ve exploited the shit out of the glitch if I had the chance.

  • FA_Kronos

    Why was it in the game in the first place then? I personally love IW and think it has th epotential to be a great call of duty. However, can we take a second to look at all of the issues that infinite warfare has had since its release after 3YEARS of development. So what someone exploited a little glitch to help themselves get a new gun. thats all the keys are for. to get salvage to unlock new prototype weapons. I know people who are prestige 6+ and open multiple supply drops at a time and have still never seen an epic weapon fall from opening them. this was an event that evened things out from the money sucking devs for call of duty and the rest of the community. Suck it up and take the L with a little dignity Infinity Ward.

    • OpticFazeshot

      I stopped reading when you started crying.

      • Looks like someone needs a hugbox.

  • XBOne Vanilla Tears

    I am hoping they awake from their 48 hour ban to reset armory. Otherwise kind of pointless and doesn’t really solve the issue with everyone having all the epics and players who grind this game hard only having 2-3 at this point.

  • Astric

    Just create another account and do the glitch to see if your stats get reset

    • ccrows

      1 – The glitch is already patched

      2 – I’m sure the banhammer has IP and console bans put in for the people that Activision truly wants to lock out…

      • ʟ Ιͺ Ι΄ α΄‹

        1. you’re a retard
        2. activision has never ip banned and especially hasnt console banned anyone for exploiting a glitch.

        • ccrows

          People did get IP banned that were deranking (COD4) and other hacked stuff on prev gen with later CODs.

          I remember Bowling also talking about this before he left with MW3. There was also a vid, IDR if it was Bowling or somebody else that showed off banhammer features on their end…

          • ʟ Ιͺ Ι΄ α΄‹

            hacking isnt a glitch so its not the same thing and you wouldnt be ip banned for hacking you would be console banned.

          • ccrows

            ReRead the post above you OG (that I just posted). That basically covers my response… πŸ˜‰

          • ʟ Ιͺ Ι΄ α΄‹

            that makes no sense. do you still not understand that you cant be console or ip banned for doing a glitch? the only way you can be console banned is for having a modded conosole and nobpdu (activision or microsoft or sony) doesnt ip ban anyone.

        • hhubble

          Maybe they’re not Activision per say, but didn’t Blizzard ban a whole bunch of cheaters on Overwatch (some even brought new copies of the game and they were still banned) and didn’t they do some kind of IP / serial bans with Diablo III years ago when there was some exploit / cheating going on as well.

      • Joe Cult

        A “3rd party company” can only ban you from playing their games on your console, unless you buy another console.

        • ccrows

          “Technically” MS dropped console banhammers on prev gen, which was an anti-piracy move that 3rd party software companies were pressuring them to do.

          If Activision “really wanted to”, they could work with MS or Sony on this, (especially since MS wants Activision’s cooperation on the remaining COD BC titles) There’s an INSANE amount of money that Activision could lose if they can’t figure this out on their own.

          Can Activision do it on their own? No
          Can they work together with MS or Sony if they really wanted to? Yup

          Do I think it’s gonna come to that point? Nah, especially since this is a mess up on their end, but there will definitely be penalties higher than 48 hour bans.

          TL;DR:

          Console bans? nah
          More stuff coming past a 48 hour slap on the wrist? Oh heck yeah…

  • Stefan Lang

    Cant get those leaderboard entries removed when there weren’t any in IW to begin with lmao.

    • Marik

      Maybe. But when the leaderboards are implemented don’t complain if you don’t see your entry at all or if your stats are lower than you expected. Bans take place in advance so no one is considered to be safe.

  • They ban people like they actually want to play it.

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  • James Birdsong

    Would have made more sense to confiscate their items earned from exploiting the bug. If not that even just locking their key gain until they played enough to make up for the keys taken without earning them.

  • Jay Evan

    This is like Swedish people telling migrants how naughty rape is.

  • Jeremy

    What about money people spent on supply drops? Despite usin a key glitch which some noobs may have plotted not understanding the severity. I mean there’s not much you could do in a super MARIO game that would get you in real trouble, to some it’s actually quite rediculous. But after spending an extra fifty dollars on supply drops for this game for my kids and finding out that it is all going to get erased because they “exploited” a mistake that the developers made? They’ll be hearing from my lawyer.

    • RdJokr

      You’re not gonna win any arguments here, sir. Perhaps you should be teaching your kids that exploiting others’ mistakes and cheating in general is wrong.

      • ben wills

        Well this takes the cake for dumbest thing I’ve read today

        “You’re not gonna win any arguments here, sir.”

        LOL. You told him he’s not going to win an argument simply because of where he is, not based on the argument itself. You just admitted that you’re blindly ignorant. Man, that was “so dumb its funny” territory.

        “Perhaps you should be teaching your kids that exploiting others’ mistakes and cheating in general is wrong.”

        Or maybe you should teach your kids about critical thinking, not blindly supporting big businesses who are trying to rob you of everything you have (seriously how do you support someone trying to steal from you). You have to learn those things yourself first, which won’t be easy considering your blind confession of ignorance. But, if you want a good happy life and want to keep your money, I’d suggest brightening up and stop being a fanboy.

        • RdJokr

          Was my statement that vague? Let me rephrase it then: Good ol’ Dad isn’t going to win any argument “here”, as in “here against Activision”. Why would I care about him winning an argument on a silly comment section of a news site? That doesn’t help his case at all.

          In any case, his kids broke the rules, so that’s that. The “I paid for this and that, I shouldn’t have it taken away from me completely” argument is not going to work at all. If that argument held any sort of ground, then what’s next? “I paid for the whole game and DLCs, I shouldn’t be banned from it completely because I cheated”?

          And why do we keep bringing Activision’s money making scheme in here as if it matters? You cheated in a video game, you broke the rules and policies of a company, so you are subject to any kind of punishment given in their terms of service (which no doubt all of us skipped straight away). Your hatred against Activision’s agenda is irrelevant to the case.

          TL;DR: Cheaters never prosper. Cheaters always have to learn the hard way. Cheaters’ dad sometimes suffer too. That’s life.

          • hhubble

            “Cheaters never prosper. Cheaters always have to learn the hard way. Cheaters’ dad sometimes suffer too. That’s life.”

            I believe in the real world, it’s better to be practical. In theory yes cheaters should not win / prosper, but throughout the course of human history one only need to look at it and see this is not the case. Big example of this is the future president of the United States. 6 bankruptcies, lies, cheating, gaming the system / breaking the rules and he still wins.
            So to me the old adage of cheaters never win. Unfortunately just take a look around and tell me if that’s the case.

          • Jeremy

            If you saw the exploit which by the way was on a “Christmas gift” not a purchaseable item, it just offered a pop up window asking if you want to open another box. It was baiting people into gettin more boxes. And then they punish kids for that. Trust me I teach my kids about being honest and fair in the real world when dealing with real people. This is a video game, I don’t think you people realize just how trivial that is. What next, put kids in jail for cheating. At chutes and ladders? Get real kid.

          • Capten ermirica

            You won’t win mate he’s so far up his own ass it’s unreal, if brains were dynamite he wouldn’t have enough to blow his fucking nose.

          • RdJokr

            It is my belief that cheating isn’t something to be taken lightly
            of. Sure, cheating in video games may seem like trivial shit to you, but
            the more you do it, the more it becomes a habit. Then it spreads over
            to other things you do. Soon, you cheat in everything you do. That’s why
            I try my best not to cheat in all situations. I mean, if your kids go cheat an arcade machine for monetary reward, they can be subject to some form of punishment. I’m not trying to tell you how to do your job as a parent, but I don’t think you realize the implications.

            And at the end of the day, it’s a glitch. That’s it. The least you could’ve done is do some research as to the legitimacy of the “infinite gift box”. I mean, giving away infinite keys seem like something out of a dream world, don’t you think?

          • darren

            Wow! A parent has all this time away from parenting to get in flame wars on the internet! What a way to set an example, huh?

          • Jeremy

            yeah because if I was a good parent I wouldn’t have an extra five minutes here or there to respond to a troll on the internet. Thing is I do have spare time so let’s keep it up and see who has more determination.

          • Jeremy

            Oh and by the way, unfortunately, cheaters always prosper, welcome to the real world.

        • Capten ermirica

          I couldn’t agree more.

      • Capten ermirica

        Are you the same complete prick called rdjoker on Reddit? The self righteous bellend who seems completely aroused by people getting banned from a video game like it’s the best thing to happen in your sad pathetic little life. The holier than thou fucktard who likes to belittle people not as intelligent as himself on a regular basis? I was banned for telling your bumchum to jump under a bus so I haven’t had the chance to tell you my keys, salvage and weapons are all intact along with no ban. I spent 7600 keys. Suck them nuts you dorky muppet. Suck um good.

        • RdJokr

          You must have me confused with someone else. I couldn’t give two shits about how many keys you have in the game, let alone be “aroused”. I just don’t like the smug attitude you have, even when devs are now taking action.

          But feel free to throw more insults my way, if that’s what makes you feel better. That keyboard warrior shit won’t work on me.

          • Capten ermirica

            Hahaha touched a nerve did I babe. Good. The way you belittle people on Reddit is a joke and proves exactly what kind of self righteous nerd twat you are. Oh and by the way could you sound anymore salty????? get back to your mums tit you mong.

          • robin thicke

            you’re expressing what i’ve always thought about rdjokr but didn’t feel like reading his 17 paragraph of a response. thanks for doing it for me lol

          • RdJokr

            Good thing the Block button exists for a reason. If you’re not too obsessed with me, feel free to hit it so you don’t have to see my “belittling” comments. Bye Felicia πŸ™‚

        • jordanxbrookes

          Your comment has me in tears lol.

          • Capten ermirica

            You’re welcome haha. The kid is a complete tool though.

        • darren

          Hello Pot. Meet Kettle. I think you guys would get along great!

    • ccrows

      Listen, I don’t work for Activision, but that giant IW EULA that everybody agreed to on day 1 protects them from getting sued by your lawyer.

      All I can tell you is this, Activation is gonna do whatever it takes to get their keys back…

      • ben wills

        Not everything in terms of service is actually legally enforceable or binding.

        • Ed

          if you ever clicked *i agree* to accept those terms, itd be really hard to argue against that.

        • ccrows

          It protects them from getting sued, which is what I OG said.

          Sure there could be ways that certain things can get challenged, but that’s stuff that would need to get escalated. Nothing is worth suing that would cover what you would be spending in legal fees by then…

    • Ed

      Like everything else, they can tell what was received from what. I have a feeling if you received anything from using actual COD points, that stuff will remain. I could be wrong, though.

    • DanDustEmOff

      Come on, anyone who abused this glitch, should have known this was coming. We all know Activision ain’t gonna let that slide, they aren’t gonna let you steal from them. If a maker of ATMs leaves a security flaw and you abuse that flaw it is still theft. Therefore you could not go into court with unclean hands. Your argument will be essentially, I stole from them, they found out and took everything back even stuff I bought. A thief can not prosecute a thief.

    • darren

      Ha! Do you understand what you spend money on? When you “buy” a game, you’re paying for the privilege to play it. Period. The only people who own this game is IW and Activision. And if you disobey the rights agreement, (which obviously no one even reads) they have the right to revoke you from playing it online. Activision and IW have stats from every minute this game was played. They will be able to tell who received them when just signing in, and someone who logged on and off 2000 times an hour. If they only received a few bonuses, you’ve got nothing to worry about. If they sat there for 8 hours doing it, then be a parent and ground them for doing something “morally” questionable, rather than perpetuating a society that will not take blame for their actions?

      • Jeremy

        If you honestly believe this I feel sorry for you.

      • Jeremy

        Worry about your own kids. When and how I choose to teach my children life lessons is between my children and myself. Thanks though.

  • [EV] BLISS

    “Leaderboards, paintjobs resett” are there even leaderboards and paintjobs in the game yet?

    • Nope lol probably ever won’t see paintjobs again until Treyarch comes back too

      • joey

        AW had custom emblems (although the quality wasn’t great compared to BO3 or even BO2).

        oh, wait – you’re talking about the weapon paint shop, right? i liked that feature in BO3 but i was also disappointed with meager percentage of surface area that was accessible to decorate.

        regarding IW’s “hammering”, spare me. if they weren’t prepared to reset weapon inventories, they should’ve done nothing at all because now they’re coming across as doubly-dumb.

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  • Johnny

    Oh a ban hammer. Who cares, the game needs less players anyways.

    • ccrows

      This game needs MORE players.

      ^ Fixed…

  • PDX Guitar Freak

    LOL I chuckled at the last statement which said “That last part probably doest not apply to IW, since there are no leaderboards in the game still.” A bit ironic. Regardless, it’s funny to see Activision pissed

  • Joey

    They’re joking, right? Just take back the ill-gotten (virtual) crap, and spare yourselves the further embarrassment of not only being mediocre game creators, but also douchey pseudo-moralists, punishing people for having harmless fun exploiting your errors.

  • lunator100hd .

    The game is trash.

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  • They are being fully reset? You’re joking right?

  • Funniest thing about this is I legitimately cannot find a game now

  • Shane Karrh

    Leader boards lmao

  • Shane Karrh

    That ban us from playing crapy game

  • Shane Karrh

    The glitch was there faults and thay ban us there pusses

    • Ed

      They didnt make people exploit it. IMO, The real pusses here are the people that think they are entitled to whatever they want without working for it or paying for it.

      • mcnuggit

        because that is at the heart of this issue – the so-called ‘moral’ aspect. oh, i’m sorry – i’ probably distracting you from enjoying the smell of your own farts.

        • Ed

          just responding to his comment. How are they pusses for enforcing an existing rule? Whats at the heart of the issue, then?

      • Shane Karrh

        Yea that’s bitches say it wasn’t even a glitch you just went and opened it thay put it in the game

  • AboZhrh

    Dude wtf if i get banned that’s gonna be it for me, i’ll never play this game again.

    i mean they shouldn’t ban the very few ppl that play this game they shuold keep the keys/salvage with them as a gift for playing their game

  • StabTheNight

    Srsly? I don’t think this is fair in any way imaginable. Though they have the legal right, it’s unethical. The fault lies with the company if there’s a glitch, not the community who exploits it. The trash game only offers a limited number of freebies, it’s only understandable that people would want to obtain as much as they’d please. I think infinity ward needs to check themselves.

    • Aceshigh87

      By that logic they shouldn’t be allowed to ban any glitchers. If people use a prestige glitch for free levels do you think they should not be banned?

      It was obviously not what they intended from the game in both cases. You can’t simply say that one glitch exploit shouldn’t be punished and the other should.

      • StabTheNight

        I won’t say that and I’ve never said that, you’re putting words in my mouth. I believe that prestige glitching is equally IWs fault as the aforementioned. There was a glitch in the game and someone exploited in because it brings them benefit. Keep in mind, however, that there is no way in which they detriment the experience of other players, they’re simply enjoying the game to their full and can’t be blamed for this. It would be a different story if that individual, for say, had God hacks. In a scenario like that, sure, ban him temporarily, God, even permanently, I wouldn’t care. But if you’re waving candy right in front of a baby, whether on purpose or by accident, don’t be surprised when it grabs it.

        • Aceshigh87

          You think these people exploiting a glitch to get every variant in the game doesn’t give them an advantage over others?

          Glitches happen, games this complex are going to have them. You can’t say anyone who exploits it is impervious to punishment just because it’s a glitch. Them glitching has an effect on the entire community, regardless of its scale. Besides, whether you can do it or not shouldn’t be the point.

          I could go outside right now and stab someone. The laws of the world say I shouldn’t but there’s nothing stopping me so should I not be punished for it? Just because something was accidentally left in and people couldn’t be stopped does not mean they deserve no punishment for their actions. They knew what they were doing was against the rules and they did it anyway. IW can’t reward that action by letting them get away with it.

          • StabTheNight

            Since when was glitching against the rules? I don’t think you’ve played games long enough buddy. Glitches are to a game as failures are to life; you’re guaranteed to have them, but sometimes they can change the world around you and make them what they are. While some companies enjoy glitches and sometimes are inspired by them, our usual offender, infinity ward, sits here punishing the few players who actually try to enjoy the game they’ve bought. I know it’s not a major contributing factor but it’s a simple reminder of why, innately, COD has gone to shit. All these blokes want to do is gain the variants teased at them yet given through their stupid system of luck or continuous grinding.

          • Aceshigh87

            If you want to glitch in a single player game more power to you, so see nothing wrong with that. The point where glitching becomes a rule issue is online because people glitching have an innate advantage over people not glitching. If I glitch up a million keys and get every variant then jump to an out of map spot where I can kill you but can’t die I have a clear advantage and should be punished for it.

            Here’s an example for you, let’s look at glitching as a performance enhancing drug. If you’re just going to the batting cages and you want to roid up be my damn guest but if you want to go and compete against other people when you have a distinct illegal advantage then you should be punished for it.

            I’m not saying the system isn’t broken and that variants and the drop rate on them aren’t BS. I complete agree with you that they are. However saying that people shouldn’t be punished for cheating the system is ridiculous.

    • darren

      Unethical. Isn’t that also what those people were exploiting were doing? 12 gifts for 12 days, not 9000 gifts for 12 days. Sleaze goes both way, ya know

      • StabTheNight

        I get what you’re saying bro but really, I still don’t blame them based on the circumstances of this game. Seeming as everything is now based off algorithms and grinding, it doesn’t come with a surprise that people would be desperate enough to exploit such a glitch.

  • MaRico Spikes

    Banning people and they haven’t even finished the game completely, Activision should have had more backlash from this half ass game
    I’m a long time CoD player
    All these outfits & variants suck, just squeezing for money they don’t need, it’s just greed

    • darren

      What kind of backlash, after they’ve made their millions? This is on the consumer. We all knew what kind of shit IW was gonna serve. Look at the track record. Ppl hated BO3 and AW for the future and movements. IW gave us the same thing. If you bought it, take the complaints up with yourself, instead of blaming CoD for your bad purchases. To me, if you bought this, you have no room to complain. If I go and buy shit weed, that’s my fault, not the dealermans.

      • MaRico Spikes

        I like the future theme and movement system, I’m referring to these lame micro transactions for ugly uniforms & variants that have no point, they randomly give u shit in boxes and never anything they claim as new, I knew plenty people with this game I know only 1 person that has maybe 1 or 2 great weapon variants and rest are garbage, I’ve got nothing but duplicates , I stop spending kryptokeys cuz I get nothing but 5gears x 3 . Top it off they can tell you themselves the game is unfinished. They should have gave us DLC maps for the bullshit we get.

  • IGotTheKeys

    The stats are reset.

    • Former

      nah.

  • hungryandrew

    Savor those 48 hours, you’re free from the p.o.s. game.

  • Capten ermirica

    In all seriousness I just got home and checked my PS4 and I’m not banned? I spent 7600 keys in the great key robbery of 2k16 and all they’ve done is take my measly 1350 salvage and 12 keys. All variants ranks and unlocks remain the same! BOOM bitch?. Where’s the salty cry baby keyboard crew at now! Come at me hahaha.

    • darren

      You’re soo cool! “I dare you to get in my internet face. I can take ya!” Who is the bellend now?

      • Capten ermirica

        Scratch that I’ve just read your posts and seen you’re one of those holier than thou keyboard rambos who talks utter shit 24/7. Also and more importantly I can see you’re majorly salty and crying in to your Mountain Dew about missing out on the key glitch. Now shut up I’m trying to play with all my free epic weapons. If you want me I’ll be over on Reddit serving up more troll turds to you clowns.

    • lunator100hd .

      There is no reason to be proud dumbass, they can burn your account to the ground whenever they want, its up to them. They may actually spare you for being mentally incapable of proper spelling.

      • Capten ermirica

        Yeh but they haven’t and I still have every epic in the game pretty much so……..don’t be so salty babe?

    • pulseimpact

      Keep in mind yesterday it was only a 48 hour ban and people with thousands of keys were bragging about keeping that…this could simply be the 2nd wave as the process who deserves the armory reset.

    • ccrows

      Alright, real talk: (not mad, just real talk)

      1 – You caught a break. Good for you.

      2 – What did you do differently with this glitch? Nothing, you simply caught a break.

      Listen man, I ain’t hating on the fact that you got lucky, but what’s there to brag about? You didn’t do anything differently than the people that got caught, you just simply got lucky… lol (& FYI – I didn’t do the glitch)

  • bjus187

    Not ONE person here has stated that the game proposed to buy again for 0 “zero” keys. Its a developer fault to allow this to happen. Exploited or not. If you are prompted to purchase again and you hit the corosponding button to buy again its not the consumers fault. Its a developer fault plain and simple.

    • GinsuVictim

      It wasn’t as simple as making a mistake. Anyone who exploited it knew exactly what they were doing.

    • Dante

      See that would be right if they didn’t have to go to Local play to do it. So they knew they were doing something wrong more then likely.

  • Joshua Cather

    Efectively there just as bad becuase there stealing from players who pay for the game and purchase in game purchases if someones spent $400 in game and they reset thats theft aswell

    • GinsuVictim

      They forfeit their rights when they exploit and steal.

  • Jeremy

    The one thing I learned from seeing all these guns and camos is that they’re all useless and anyone who spends actual money on them is the only victim here. The idea that a person owns anything digital is hilarious. It’s all in a “cloud” somewhere…..it’s bullshit. These guns don’t help you play better and bright pink is certainly not camouflage. It’s all a big ripofff. Rank? In a video game? How does that affect anyone’s life? It doesn’t matter, the only reason they want you to think it matters is because they can squeeze money out of you if they do.

  • So salvage and keys are reset. I wonder if their inventory and rank are reset because if they aren’t, im gonna kick myself from not longing on before the glitch got patched

    • Former

      IW tweeted out that just salvage and keys are reset…so pretty much no punishment whatsoever.

      • pulseimpact

        Yesterday it was only 48 hour bans and people were bragging about their thousands of keys, today they reset salvage and keys, who is to say they aren’t going to reset armory tomorrow or the next update?

        • Former

          We’ll have to wait and see. But, I’m pretty sure any punishment would have been initiated during the 48 hour ban. Also, they probably would’ve included that in their tweet.

  • Cheesesteakwit

    No combat record or leaderboards after being released 2 months ago? Plus the game sucks monkey balls anyway! 3 years to make this garbage! If Treyarch was smart they should sell a 5th DLC for all the people that play BO3 instead of IW

  • Joshua Cather

    Blundell right now is going yes hate infinity ward come back to me

  • So why the 48 hour ban if you’re just going to reset everything?

    • ccrows

      At this point in time, the only thing that’s confirmed is loss of key and salvage.

      Believe it or not (I know Infinity Ward) there might be the possibility of people keeping all the stuff in the armory… lol

      • There devs they probably have everything unlocked.

  • Yo mumma.

    So apparently some shit went down here. Happy New Year C.I

  • ccrows

    This weekend’s timing of DBL Cryptokey in BO3 couldn’t have been any better for me, because it really OPENED MY EYES on how great that game is.

    To anyone that’s upset with this (whether you did the glitch or not), keep in mind that BO3 and MWR are a thing, and none of this affects anything that goes on over there…

  • Ed

    So this is really a non punishment for the extreme abusers that bought everything in the inventory.

    • ccrows

      We’re still waiting to see how this all plays out.

      Keep in mind the initial punishment was only 48 hours, and now we’re here…

      • Ed

        True, true. It almost feels like they are adding punishment based on the reactions of each punishment they administer.
        “Take that.
        Not enough?
        Take that!
        Still not enough?
        Take that!
        How you like me now?”

        • ccrows

          Here’s the real problem:

          They can’t go overboard with punishing people because the online pop is already low, which is why (IMO) we don’t have leaderboards.

          Infinity Ward is trying to find that “fair punishment balance” without dividing the community even more. I know it’s a weak excuse, but they need to get this game to the finish line. (and no I didn’t do the glitch)

          All I know is that I find games quicker in BO3, which leads me to believe that more people are playing BO3 than IW…

          • ccrows

            ^ And to add to that, I’m gonna point blame at Weapon Variants yet again.

            Nothing, and I mean NOTHING good ever happens when weapon variants are in COD. (It’s just an extra selling point for Supply Drops)

            BO3 and MWR don’t use them, and IMO the gameplay is much better…

          • GinsuVictim

            BO3 does have weapons that are only obtainable via supply drops, which is fucked up too.

          • ccrows

            Eh, yeah and no. With the exception of the duals, no DLC weapon was better than stock. (and that includes the latest 2 guns)

            Every DLC gun is like BO3 “Corrupt a wish” You can have ______ but it has this ______ flaw. (which was a good thing)

            All DLC guns in BO3 (sans the duals) were nothing more than fun non-competitive guns…

          • Ed

            The problem with that is it usually has the wrong outcome… more, lets call them “honest people” that didnt exploit, end up getting mad that they had to grind or pay for the stuff they have… end up giving up on the game or start exploiting, themselves, when the opportunity arises. So in essence, by not properly punishing exploiters, they are enticing the “honest players” to be less honest, because it pays off in the end, or losing some of the wrong playerbase. Its a lose-lose for them. They are better off punishing the exploiters, and if they lose those players, its less of a loss to all the rest of us.

            Yes. Variants are a supply drop ploy. I am in favor of more guns, but not variants.

          • ccrows

            “pure incompetence”

            ^ That pretty much sums up IW, and what Activision is gonna try to do to MWR after today’s rumored news…

  • Anthony Mitchell

    you shouldnt be able to punish people for errors your dev team made. what kind of shit is that?

    • Well the sensible punishment would be to remove the content they received in-game because of the glitch and leave it at that, but they’re allowed to keep it by the looks of it.

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  • Rahul Manurat

    I’m Banned for nothing
    Hel me please