Is MW2 (PS3) multi alright?

#1 Posted by martinvsyolatengo (39 posts) -

I read a week ago or so that due to the recent PS3 hack, MW2 was virtually unplayable. So I'm looking to rent the game, but I want to know if they found a way to keep the hackers away. Hopefully someone can help.

#2 Posted by Xolare (1269 posts) -
@martinvsyolatengo said:
" I read a week ago or so that due to the recent PS3 hack, MW2 was virtually unplayable. So I'm looking to rent the game, but I want to know if they found a way to keep the hackers away. Hopefully someone can help. "
Don't do it. Unless you want to play Global Thermonuclear War, Shitty zombies, and have people jumping 100 feet in the air. If you like that kind of stuff, go ahead.
#3 Edited by X19 (2304 posts) -

Once it's hacked you can't go back. 

#4 Edited by martinvsyolatengo (39 posts) -

I'm guessin' they won't fix it... I'll wait until Black ops is available, then. Thanks, by the way,

#5 Edited by Aus_azn (2224 posts) -

The 3.56 system update fixed quite a bit of the hacked servers with modded exp, gravity etc; there's still a smaller situation with invincibility and autoaim (no hitboxes).
 
A friend of mine did an informal survey, joining 58 games on varied playlists pre-patch, 56 lobbies were hacked to unplayability.
I just finished doing something similar post-patch, I joined about 22 servers, two was server-side hacked, one had one unkillable player, and 4 had autoaimers. 7/22, not nearly as bad.
 
All in all, I think this is a step in the right direction; it's definitely not completely fixed.

#6 Posted by martinvsyolatengo (39 posts) -
@Aus_azn: This is better. Maybe I'll try it for a week. Thanks!
#7 Posted by maa4208 (79 posts) -

I was over at my cousin's house and I saw someone have a fully automatic 105mm AC130. It was unbelievable. Personally it ruined it for me just watching it. I would wait for it to be fixed entirely.

#8 Posted by LiquidPrince (15836 posts) -

How does the hack affect Modern Warfare 2?

#9 Posted by randiolo (1090 posts) -

i was playing it last week and its been hacked wide open, aim bots, invincibility, instant kill streaks.. you name it..which is totally screwed for me since im purposely not buying Black ops because mw2 multiplayer is just better.. well.. was..    
 
side note: maybe they dont want to fix it so if forces you to buy the latest version... who knows 

#10 Posted by Grissefar (2842 posts) -

It is hacked to heck. I just played it for the first time in 8 months, joined maybe 15 servers and 2 of them were hacked. One had people with aimbot, wallhack, killstreak spawner etc. I could see his hack menu from the killcam. Later I joined a server with wierd noise problems and a unlock all counter. Sure enough, after exiting the match I was lvl 70 with every emblem and challenge unlocked.
 
It's sad because I hoped that stuff would stay on the xbox.

#11 Posted by Hawk456 (133 posts) -

i tried it yesterday and mw2 multiplayer is shit on the ps3 - website adress flashing on the screen, invincible players, etc...  i regret buying the map packs - lesson learned!
#12 Posted by Hawk456 (133 posts) -

Update... now that PSN is up and running again, multiplayer is working and the websites and youtube video names only flash on a small part of the screen insead of the entire screen.  Is that considered fixed?  And it could be me but it felt like not only could I not kill anyone but one shot and I was killed by anyone else.  And I haven't seen any of the map packs that I bought, come up in rotation.

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