Fans have reported that the Call of Duty Black Ops 2 online lobbies are plagued with hackers that change the game’s settings without the developer’s permission. Regular players unknowingly playing in hacked lobbies can get banned. With Call of Duty Black Ops 2 being made as a Xbox One backwards compatible title recently, things can get problematic for its returning players.
An Xbox One subreddit thread has discussed this issue and warned players from playing with these players. The hacked lobbies often have players with colored or different fonted gamertags, names with special characters that’s normally not allowed, and players moving with unnatural mobility. Lastly, these hacked lobbies have increased experience gain which skyrockets players through ranks.
Eligible for Hacker Account Disables
Apparently, staying in a hacked lobby session allows the hacker to seize and disable the player’s account. Once disabled, the hacker would then ask for a fee to reactivate the account again. This hacking issue is highly problematic for returning Xbox One Black Ops 2 players as they just want to play the old game again without any hitches.
Players are advised to leave these hacked lobbies as soon as possible. Leaving early assures escape from these hackers. However, letting these hackers be makes the game’s matchmaking extremely uncomfortable to players. Lastly, hackers accessing your account have the potential to access some sensitive personal information from your Xbox One account.
Activision and Treyarch’s action
Currently, the hacks still persist and the developers have yet to take action against these hackers. In retrospect, Call of Duty Black Ops 2 is already half a decade old and five main entries behind. Hackers freely messing with the game’s accounts mean that the Black Ops 2’s online security has long been compromised. Servers may have been kept running despite having these issues.
Wait for Remasters Instead?
Microsoft’s Xbox One Backwards compatibility system is doing its job through allowing more Xbox 360 games to be played on the console. However, the lack of support from the developer’s side, especially in its multiplayer modes, can destroy the overall enjoyment for these games. If left unfixed, fans wouldn’t bother availing of this feature anymore.
Currently, Activision has just released the Modern Warfare remasteed, which allows players to play the first Modern Warfare entry with improved graphics on the recent consoles. Since it’s a recent remaster, Activision is still on its case and Raven Software has yet to announce if they’re working on another new Call of Duty game. If the vanilla Black Ops 2 is left unfixed, Activision may consider working on a Black Ops 2 remaster, if the demand is high enough.