Just one week after "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" went on sale, some PC players appear to have found a workaround solution to their dissatisfaction with Infinity Ward's new IWNet system. When Infinity Ward announced that it would forgo dedicated servers for the new matchmaking setup similar to what console players experience, a large number of gamers signed a petition expressing their discontent. Now, some of those code-savvy complainers have reportedly recreated a dedicated server experience by unlocking the game's developer consoler.
IWNet currently still recognizes the servers as "ranked" and "legal," according to Destructoid. A video posted of the altered gameplay shows the developer console in action that led to the breakthrough.
A response from Activision and/or Infinity Wards can't be far behind, particularly if the console discovery leads to further gameplay hacks and cheats. One of IWNet's chief purposes was to tightly regulate such activities, and hacks including non-recoiling guns and aiming augmentation may already be floating around.
Such feats have been around for generations of online first-person shooters, but the short timeline on which these hacks were accomplished following the game's launch is astounding. Never underestimate the fortitude of an obsessive PC gamer with time to burn and hackable grievance.
Have you spotted any suspicious acts playing "MW2" online? Are you surprised to hear that someone found a way to set up dedicated servers for the game? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.