Call of Duty: Ghosts Security & Enforcement Policy


The following is Infinity Ward’s posted Security & Enforcement Policy for Call of Duty: Ghosts. All infractions undergo a thorough review process by the Infinity Ward Online Services team before enforcement, and penalty is not subject to further review.

When playing Call of Duty: Ghosts online, we encourage you to play fair, have fun, and be respectful of other online players. To assist us in keeping the online components of Call of Duty: Ghosts fair, fun, and safe for all players, we regularly monitor stats, review player reports, and take action on player behavior that violates the spirit of the game. 

Definitions of commonly used terms:
  • Temporary Ban - A ban that can range from 48 hours to 2 weeks, depending on the severity of the infraction.
  • Permanent Ban - Bans that are lasting and final.
  • Minor Offense - An offense in which no quantifiable damage has been done to another user or the game community at large.
  • Extreme Offense - An offense in which a player has caused detriment to other users or has organized large groups of users to commit additional offenses.
Below are examples of behavior that could lead to your account being banned from playing online, having your multiplayer stats reset and preventing you from appearing on the leaderboards, or restricting your access in other ways from the online components of Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Modding/Hacking
Any user who runs a modified version of game code or uses a modified game profile is subject to penalty.
  • First Offense: User will be permanently banned from playing the game online, will have their stats 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: Ghosts content is subject to penalty.
  • First Offense: User will be permanently banned from playing the game online, will have their stats 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.
 
Boosting
Any user who colludes with another user to exploit the game for the purpose of gaining XP, game score, weapon level, or in-game unlock is subject to penalty.
  • First Offense: User will be temporarily banned from playing the game online, will have their stats reset,and will have their leaderboard entries deleted.
  • Multiple Offenses: User will be temporarily banned from playing the game online, will have their stats reset, will have online split-screen privileges revoked, will be blocked permanently from appearing in leaderboards, and will lose the ability to use unlocks.
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 to intentionally go outside of the map boundary.
  • First Offense: User will be temporarily banned from playing the game online, will have their stats reset, and will have their leaderboard entries deleted.
  • Multiple Offenses: User will be temporarily banned from playing the game online, will have their stats reset, will have online split-screen privileges revoked, and will be blocked permanently from appearing in leaderboards.
Offensive Behavior
Any user who is found to use aggressive, offensive, derogatory or racially charged language is subject to penalty.
  • First Offense: User will be temporarily banned from playing the game online.
  • Multiple Offenses: User will be temporarily banned from playing the game online, will have their stats reset, will have online split-screen privileges revoked, and will be blocked permanently from appearing in leaderboards.


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