How is the PC version?

#1 Posted by Lukeweizer (2608 posts) -

I recently built a new PC and have been kind of itching to get a CoD game for it. I've heard pretty bad things about Blops and MW 2. So I decided to see how CoD 4 operates on a PC. I'm pretty new to competitive FPS' on PC, so is cheating and hacking really rampent in CoD 4? That's the biggest thing I'm worried. I don't really care about hacking themselves to the top of the leaderboards, mostly just aim-bot type shit that ruins my in-game experience.

#2 Edited by Falx (346 posts) -

Not played it in a while but it is so far the best COD they've put out on PC.

#3 Posted by mtcantor (947 posts) -

Jesus are people still playing CoD4 on pc servers? I guess they must, but that's like a lifetime ago.

#4 Posted by Heltom92 (704 posts) -

I think it will depend on what server you play on really, some will be strict about any sort of cheating/hacking while others won't be.

Also, don't listen to what other people say about Blops and MW2 they are both good games, it's just that people like to hate on the later CoDs because they are popular.

#5 Posted by Ubersmake (754 posts) -

Plays just fine, but I haven't played it for a few years. I don't remember any blatant hacking/cheating, which I saw within a week of playing MW2. I do remember enjoying some servers having admins that would enforce certain rules (no-tubes, no-martyrdom), just so I could play something different from the standard COD4-fare.

I have no idea where that community is at now, though. But if you're worried about hackers/cheaters, just find a server where there are (good) admins.

#6 Posted by Cirdain (2996 posts) -

@Lukeweizer: @Ubersmake:

When I used to play online games it was excellent. I was one of those crazy dudes who got 258 kills in one high-player count hardcore game (I saw someone get 301). If you go on the servers that are constantly moderated with good admins, where the mods are playing at the same time usually, then those servers have near no cheating. Infact, I only encountered 2 people cheating on those servers and I managed to still get those 2 people as well cos' I had amazing aim with the grenades. The cracked servers sometimes have better mods that the others.

#7 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

I can tell you that last year I played it for about an hour to find out what the CoD multiplayer was all about and I was killed. Constantly. By snipers. It was miserable.

#8 Posted by Cirdain (2996 posts) -

@nintendoeats: Why don't you buy it while you're on your steam sale buying frenzy... seriously. Just Cause 2 is good though.

#9 Posted by ZombieSpace (286 posts) -

I never had any problems with hacking or anything the last time i played it. That game is damn fun on PC and still very active.

#10 Posted by Lukeweizer (2608 posts) -

@Ubersmake said:

Plays just fine, but I haven't played it for a few years. I don't remember any blatant hacking/cheating, which I saw within a week of playing MW2. I do remember enjoying some servers having admins that would enforce certain rules (no-tubes, no-martyrdom), just so I could play something different from the standard COD4-fare.

I have no idea where that community is at now, though. But if you're worried about hackers/cheaters, just find a server where there are (good) admins.

Finding good servers is something I'll just have to used to going from console to PC. It's good to hear that there are some admns who run a tight ship though. I'll definitely look out for on the Steam sale now.

#11 Posted by believer258 (11642 posts) -

The multiplayer in BlOps and MW2 isn't bad at all. I don't have those games anymore because I've played so much fucking Call of Duty that I don't want to anymore, but they aren't bad games at all.

Modern Warfare 3, however, is just boring. I don't know why, exactly, and maybe it's because I played so much of it before, but Modern Warfare 3 felt so lifeless and bland in every way.

So, yes, I'd pick up MW1 as well as Black Ops.

#12 Posted by haffy (673 posts) -

I played around two months ago for a few hours. It's still pretty lively considering the age of the game. I think it might be more active than the other COD's. But I don't know for sure because I haven't got any other CODs for PC.

#13 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

@Cirdain:...I already own it...

Are you saying that I'm buying too much Steam? XD

#14 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

MW1 is the best of a bad bunch by far.

MW2 had no dedicated servers if I remember correctly.

BLOPS, like all the Treyarch games, was just straight up inferior.

MW3 is balls.

So in conclusion, play Counterstrike.

#15 Posted by Cirdain (2996 posts) -

@Tim_the_Corsair said:

Play Counterstrike.
#16 Posted by FengShuiGod (1478 posts) -

@Cirdain said:

@Tim_the_Corsair said:

Play Counterstrike.

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