Why Won’t Infinity Ward Ban This Call of Duty Modern Warfare Cheater?

A blatant cheater in Modern Warfare seems to be giving Infinity Ward some issues, despite having been reported numerous times.
  • A cheater has haunted Australian Call of Duty: Modern Warfare servers for the past few weeks.
  • Using third-party software, the user is able to rack up an insane number of kills.
  • Despite having been informed numerous times, Infinity Ward doesn’t appear to have done anything about it.

Cheating sucks. If you’ve ever been trapped in a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare match with an obvious cheater, you know just how miserable the experience can be.

Thankfully, they usually get caught in the end.

But for some reason, a cheater named “Straiyan” has been allowed to haunt Modern Warfare’s Australian servers for weeks – with no discernable repercussions.

Blatant Cheater Haunts Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Servers

Without fail, every time he hops in a match, he racks up hundreds of kills and then nukes his opponents. As you can probably imagine, Aussie Call of Duty players aren’t fond of him.

Thanks to Redditor NotoriousRB, we have definitive video proof of Straiyan’s dodgy Modern Warfare gameplay. The user asked for help to raise awareness about the cheater’s fraudulent victories.

In the footage, it’s immediately obvious from the kill cam that malicious third-party software is being used. Straiyan rapidly kills multiple players from all the way across the map. Not only that, but the gun barrel zips between different impossible-to-see targets instantly. It’s ridiculously obvious that this is cheating.

Infinity Ward Either Can’t Stop Him, or They Haven’t Tried

What’s most bizarre is that Infinity Ward doesn’t seem to have done anything about this yet.

According to chatter on the Reddit post, the player has been reported numerous times without success. The original poster even claims that Straiyan taunted his foes with a “good luck banning me” boast in a separate Modern Warfare lobby.

Either Infinity Ward is ignoring all these reports, or they’re struggling to enforce a ban on the Call of Duty trickster.

It’s bewildering that Infinity Ward has failed to ban this blatant Modern Warfare cheater. | Source: Infinity Ward/Activision

Meanwhile, there’s also debate about what the gamer hopes to gain by cheating. Modern Warfare players can use XP to unlock different items and weapons, so maybe they’re just trying to grind out powerful guns.

That’s really the only reasonable answer because there can’t be much satisfaction found in “winning” like this. Then again, maybe Straiyan just enjoys unleashing mayhem.

No matter the reason, Infinity Ward needs to deal with this immediately. Modern Warfare has enough problems as it is. If Straiyan’s secret software becomes more widely available, you’d better believe you’ll see it pop up in one of your Call of Duty matches – and probably sooner than you think.

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Last modified: January 22, 2020 11:40 PM UTC

Published:
January 3, 2020 8:16 PM UTC
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