PS3 hackers make MW2 unplayable, IW cannot fix

You might not want to play Modern Warfare 2 on PS3 anytime soon, if you own both, that is. Unless you feel like losing your stats and weapons while not having any fun.

“It’s in total shambles and unplayable.”

That’s how one reader over at Joystiq describes Modern Warfare 2 on PSN. With PS3 system security in disarray, hackers and cheaters have run rampant on Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty games. Players unwittingly placed into a hacked server can meet the unfortunate consequence of losing all their stats and, unfortunately, it doesn’t appear a fix is in sight.

“Games rely on the security of the encryption on the platforms they’re played on,” … “Unless the security exploit itself is resolved on the platform … updates to the game through patches will not resolve this problem,” he admits, adding, “at this time, we do not have the ability to restore or adjust individual stats.”

Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling explained on the game’s official forums.

Although Bowling adds that “we are looking at every option available to us to help any user affected,” it appears the situation is quite dire, especially when one considers the workarounds Bowling suggests. You can submit a PSN grief report, play exclusively with friends via private matches, or play Black Ops, which does “not rely solely on platform security” — something Infinity Ward promises to learn from in future games.

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Source: Joystiq | Infinity Ward Forums