Treyarch Explains Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s Banning Policy

on November 6, 2015 9:27 AM

Today is the day people, Call of Duty fans finally can get their hands on Call of Duty: Black Ops III. However, Treyarch isn’t going easy on any cheaters.

Developer Treyarch posted in full detail Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s Security and Enforcement Policy, providing why and how long will you get banned for each incident. Also, they said that all “infractions undergo a thorough review process,” and “penalties aren’t subject to further review.”

Here is the definitions and how you can get suspended or banned:

Definitions

Temporary suspensions can range from 48 hours to two weeks or longer, depending on the severity of the infraction. Permanent suspensions are lasting and final.

A minor offense is one in which no quantifiable damage has been done to another user or the game community at large.

An extreme offense is one in which a player has caused detriment to other users or has organized large groups of users to commit additional offenses.

Use of Unauthorized Third Party Software for Modding/Hacking

Any user who utilizes unauthorized third party software to gain an unfair advantage, manipulate stats, and/or manipulate game data is subject to penalty. Unauthorized third party software includes, but is not limited to, aimbots, wallhacks, trainers, stats hacks, texture hacks, leaderboard hacks, injectors, or any other software used to deliberately modify game data on disk or in memory.

  • First offense: User will be permanently suspended from playing the game online, will have their stats, emblems, and paintjobs reset, and will be blocked permanently from appearing in leaderboards.
  • Console users who modify their hardware or profile data will also be reported to console manufacturers. PC users on Steam will be reported to the Steam enforcement team.

Pirated Content

Any user who illegally acquires Call of Duty: Black Ops III content is subject to penalty.

  • First offense: User will be permanently suspended from playing the game online, will have their stats, emblems, and paintjobs reset, and will be blocked permanently from appearing in leaderboards.
  • Console users in possession of illegally acquired content will also be reported to console manufacturers. PC users on Steam will be reported to the Steam enforcement team.

Unsupported Peripheral Devices and Applications

Any user who utilizes an unsupported external hardware device or application to interact with the game is subject to penalty. Unsupported peripheral devices and applications include, but are not limited to, modded controllers, IP flooders, and lag switches.

  • Minor offense: User will be temporarily suspended from playing the game online, will have their stats and emblems reset and will have their leaderboard entries deleted.
  • Extreme or repeat offenses: User will be permanently suspended from playing the game online, will have their stats and emblems reset, and will be blocked permanently from appearing in leaderboards.

Boosting

Any user who colludes with another user to exploit the game for the purpose of gaining XP, prestige, game score, weapon level, or in-game unlock is subject to penalty.

  • First offense: User will be temporarily suspended from playing the game online, will have their stats, emblems, and paintjobs reset, and will have their leaderboard entries deleted.
  • Extreme or multiple repeat offenses: User will be permanently suspended from playing the game online, will have their stats, emblems, and paintjobs reset, and will be blocked permanently from appearing in leaderboards.

Glitching

Any user who abuses an exploit in game code or other established rule of play is subject to penalty. An example includes, but is not limited to, using a hole in the map geo to intentionally go outside of the map boundary.

  • First offense: User will be 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.
  • Extreme or multiple repeat offenses: User will be permanently suspended from playing the game online, will have their stats, emblems, and paintjobs reset, and will be blocked permanently from appearing in leaderboards.

Offensive Behavior

Any user who is found to use aggressive, offensive, derogatory, or culturally charged language is subject to penalty. Cyber-bullying and other forms of harassment are considered extreme offenses and will result in the harshest penalty.

  • First offense: User will be temporarily suspended from playing the game online.
  • Second offense: User will be temporarily suspended from playing the game online and will have voice chat privileges in the game revoked.
  • Extreme or repeat offenses: User will be permanently suspended from playing the game online, will have their stats, emblems, and paintjobs reset, and will be blocked permanently from appearing in leaderboards.

Offensive Emblems/Paintjobs

Any user who creates an emblem or paintjob that is considered to be generally offensive is subject to penalty. Offensive content includes, but is not limited to, sexually gratuitous images, culturally offensive material, and/or foul language.Any user who creates an emblem or paintjob with personal and/or private information for either themselves or other persons is subject to penalty. Personal/Private information includes, but is not limited to, email addresses, phone numbers, physical addresses, and full names.

  • Minor offense: User will be temporarily suspended from using the Emblem Editor and Paintshop. All emblems and paintjobs will be reset to default.
  • Extreme or repeat offenses: User will be permanently suspended from using the Emblem Editor and Paintshop. All emblems and paintjobs will be reset to default.

Improperly Obtained Downloadable/Unlockable Content

Users that are found to have inventories containing content obtained outside of normal gameplay are subject to penalty. Penalties will not be issued for content obtained by gifting, social means, customer service intervention, and/or promotional events.

  • First offense: Users will be temporarily suspended from using the inventory system, and a full inventory reset will be issued.
  • Extreme or repeat offenses: Users will be permanently suspended from using the inventory system and a full inventory reset issued.

Account Sharing

Violations of the enforcement policy that occur on accounts being used by individuals other than the owner are still subject to penalty. Violations of the enforcement policy that occur on accounts borrowing the game from the owner may result in penalties applied to both the borrower’s account and the owner’s account. All users are responsible for the security of their own accounts, and penalties that have been issued are irrevocable and final.

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