Treyarch not resetting Black Ops II stats

Developer says pre-release multiplayer statistics will not be scrapped when game launches worldwide tomorrow; ban policy detailed.

Gamers who have gotten their hands on a legitimate pre-release copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops II will not have their multiplayer statistics wiped tomorrow when the game officially launches. Treyarch design director revealed the news over Twitter, saying pre-release stats will be maintained, so long as gamers are not found to be a "bad person doing bad things."

Additionally, Treyarch has revealed its ban policy for Black Ops II. The developer's official security & enforcement policy has been posted to its website, revealing a long list of actionable offenses. Treyarch said temporary bans can range from 48 hours to two weeks, dependent on the severity of the issue, while permanent bans are "lasting and final."

Players caught modding or hacking, in possession of pirated content, utilizing unsupported peripheral devices and applications, boosting, glitching, partaking in offensive behavior, or creating an offensive emblem will be subject to possible penalty. Additionally, those who post offensive or unauthorized live stream content also face potential punishment.

For more on Treyarch's security and enforcement policy with regards to Black Ops II, check out the entire document.

Black Ops II is due out worldwide tomorrow, November 13, for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, with a Wii U release to follow day-and-date with the system on November 18. PlayStation Vita game Black Ops Declassified also ships November 13.

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Hurvl
Hurvl

If I were a CoD player having access to a pre-release version I would fool them all by being a bad person doing good things, muahahaha!

TigusVidiks
TigusVidiks

I think the ammount of hacker and cheater fans of COD are reaching a critical mass that will cause the series to implode in popularity in a short time span. In fact the reviews on BO2 are already mixed, something untinkable until recently.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

Good PR stunt. Not they can sit back and sit on their thrones made of money and stop caring about the game. They don't need to do anything, nothing is going to stop people from buying the game.

junglist101
junglist101

I hold you noobs responsible for the fact that they keep rehashing the same old game. Why is it that everything cool these days has to be ruined by over popularity?

lm316
lm316

bah, give it a year and a half and treyarch wont care about the game

 

world at war is a mod fest and in black ops I already saw a auto aim mod in MP

AmnesiaHaze
AmnesiaHaze

does unsupported peripherals include the Frag FX ?

Takeno456
Takeno456

Well I am not sure I believe this. I mean don't get me wrong I do want to see cheaters and hackers get axed with no mercy but then I remember my favorite CoD game World at War and how that game was a cheat-fest so start with and now its virtually unplayable now because of hacking. I guess I'll believe it when I see it.

gplayer5
gplayer5

"bad person doing bad things?" umm, isn't that a little too broad? I know they listed some of the offenses in the article, but with that type of wording you could be banned for anything. It depends on what they mean by "bad." Personally, I don't think certain types of modding "bad" especially since I'm a pc gamer. I love when people create their own modded servers and add their own creativity to the game but with that wording, any type of creativity could get u banned.... -_- lol...

IevildirkI
IevildirkI

Who cares this is a reskin of a reskin like 8 times over don't people get tired of this garbage?

Salehjamal
Salehjamal

My brother's been playing this game for 4 days already! Legit BlueRay though I don't know how. Some countries get them very early.

holtrocks
holtrocks

I honestly scrolled up to see if for some reason this was a Black Ops stream honestly from watching this i see nothing different from BO to BO2 the guns do not even look futuristic.

Cowboy-Bebop
Cowboy-Bebop

I'll believe it when I see it. Go on any old CoD game and you'll find more hackers than legitimate players. I call BS Activision.

MrCoolGuy420
MrCoolGuy420

Every time I play call of the dead, there's always someone using a glitch. like the glitch at the back of the ship by the mule kick perk. or the lighthouse glitch. there's even a glitch by the power room, on the first part of the ship. these all should have been patched. and i'm willing to bet money that in the first week of black ops 2 release, there will already have been videos posted on youtube with glitches for the new zombie maps.Me I never use glitches, because glitches are for bitches.

Kino Der Toten Round 33 2 players, Five Round 21 3 Players, ascension round 33 2 players, Call of the Dead Round 33 2 Players, Never used a glitch.

dz99ls
dz99ls

Just becasue someone has a "legit" disc copy doesnt mean they got the game legitimatly. Not resetting the stats is unfair to everyone else who waited till release to get the game.

MrCoolGuy420
MrCoolGuy420

People who use glitches, and people that use racist slurs against people of other ethnicities should be banned period. I'm really sick and tired of hearing racist white people on PSN Using the N-word. these people are ignorant little punks, that wouldn't say shit in a real life situation. Also, I think that there should be some kind of penalty system like uncharted has. when the person hosting a game of zombies ends the game, or leaves the game, it's not fair to the other people who spend the time and effort playing. and get far just for some ass wipe hosting to end everything. I really hope that someone at trearch addresses these issues. 

bmart970
bmart970

Well, at least this means there will be custom emblems. 

muzza93
muzza93

Its already been officially out for 9 hours in Australia.

jayd02
jayd02

Getting it on the Wii U so everybody starts at zero.

 

I am surprised though they aren't resetting the levels though.  It isn't fair to the people who are getting the game tonight and start to play.  O well the online started to diminish after MW4 anyways.

SolidTy
SolidTy

Who cares? In one year's time people will be playing COD10 : MW4.

 

Everything in COD is so temporary.

Solace427
Solace427

The ban policy I couldn't care for because I don't cheat. The head start thing...well if you have a life and play to have fun, that shouldn't matter either. Besides if you end up being the better player anyway, who cares how far others got with their pre-release copies.

Rayzakk
Rayzakk

So basically think it's fair to let others have a headstart on others who waited for the legit street date or just weren't able to get one early?  Sounds like they are already off to a great start at being fair to their customers.  I'm sure this is an idication of how fair they'll be with bans, etc. 

Hardstyler2012
Hardstyler2012

wish people would stop moaning about this game, if you don't want to play it you don't have to, just ignore it! -.-

Xentarm
Xentarm

Cool, now I can report people every time I see some generic emblem with animals having sex, black people hanging from trees, or any other sorry attempt at shock humor in order to entice other people into anger. They will be banned for a few days, making THEM angry instead lol.

Anxiety21
Anxiety21

In other news..... Activision has announced the launch of MW4 and Black ops III in the next year and 2014!  And the same rules apply!

Killer6b9
Killer6b9

Well I sure hope that doing a prestige is not like MW3 where you could keep something unlocked forever cause then anyone who really wants to play with be owned by all the children that have done unlocked the good gear........oh well there went another bad idea from the makers of CoD......

RedHawk4
RedHawk4

The sad part is that if this ban policy was enforced for the majority of people who violated it, I'd say that over 50% of CoD players would be punished.  And 50% of them would likely be under 14 years old.

tgwolf
tgwolf

Not even an issue...

FoxyKyoji
FoxyKyoji

Who cares. It's another crappy Call of Duty game.

mrsniper83
mrsniper83

I wish they would reset the stats, because I was able to get a copy last friday but i didnt play online,even when they turned on the servers.We know there are people out there that have already prestiged, maybe even twice.They shouldn't even have turned the servers on yet.

mattman127
mattman127

Did any of you play Black Ops? The enforcement team was boss on Blops, unlike MW2.. 

 

This game will be no problem for them

beuneus12
beuneus12

'a bad persion doing bad things' 

they wouldn't even know how to reset their stats even if they wanted to lol

 

same engine, same glitches, hacks etc 

funny how people keep buying the latest COD hoping they improved on the problems of the last one

makryu
makryu

Wow, online gaming is getting more and more like real life. I mean, won't there be cop players roaming around matches to see if there's anything wrong going on? Maybe plant some moles in player groups to lure them into hacking?

 

This is one of the reasons why I haven't felt the need to play online all these years...

ChillingSky
ChillingSky

What is wrong with a day zero reset on all stats, for those that like the race to prestige first or whatever? Oh well, doesn't bother me. I only just got tenth on MW3 (halfway) but it seems unfair to me.

 

Also why did you let people get it early? Several Youtube commentators were putting up pics a week ago with their copy of the game. Chris Smoove for example (fairly well know COD commentator) had his copies, both PS3 and Xbox last week and posted the pics on Facebook. Its not like he has even done anything good to promote it, in fact on Facebook this morning he was saying he didn't even like the multiplayer so yeah, good PR work if that's why you let people get it a week early...

 

I was starting to gain faith with Treyarch and their business model but this selective early distribution and now no reset for the real "legitimate" players has dented it already.

lordinuyasha21
lordinuyasha21

I got this game a few days early and went straight for the Zombies mode, unfortunatly the game was so broken that it would crash and freeze randomly anywhere from a load screen to in the middle of a Zombies match. What's stupid is I had to download an update from Xbox Live and when I did all the problems where fixed (it no longer glitches/crashes). The problem I see here is what about players who don't have access to Xbox Live to update? Are they just screwed? . This also happened when I used my friends Xbox to play it thinking maybe mine was on the verge of death but it wasn't, his did the same thing until it was updated then just like magic all the problems went away...

DETfaninATL
DETfaninATL

None of this is all that surprising, but if Treyarch doesn't want people 'glitching', then I've got a novel idea for you, Treyarch : make a solid game that doesn't have any glitches in it! WHAT A CONCEPT! Easier said than done, I'm sure, but come on - with the amount of $$ they rake in on this franchise, I'm sure they can hire the proper R&D folks to make sure the game is that much more solid. In other words, Treyarch, you don't want us exploiting the mistakes in your work, then go to the lengths necessary to make sure your work is mistake free.

Fighting40
Fighting40

I would think that people who have managed to get their hands on a legit copy probably did it in a bad way. Hence, they did a bad thing. Oh well

 

Cedar-Teeth
Cedar-Teeth

Why do they get the servers online before the game is released? makes no sense

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

Will there be gore in Multiplayer? I sure hope so. I miss W@W.

kargion
kargion

So you get banned for doing bad things.  This is not new.