PS4 NewsSledgehammer: Stop "Reverse Boosting" - PS4 News

Members Login: Register | Why sign up? | Forgot Password?

Sledgehammer: Stop "Reverse Boosting"

Darn cheaters. Always ruining people's fun.

It's always a problem in multiplayer shooters like Call of Duty, but don't think the designers aren't paying attention.

Sledgehammer Games boss Michael Condrey has issued a veritable warning to certain Advanced Warfare players on the official blog: Those who "reverse boost" are in for a ban in the future. As part of the post:

"We have a low tolerance approach to people who ruin the experience for others through cheating, boosting, reverse boosting or being caught with toxic emblems in game."

"Reverse boosting" is when players deliberately kill themselves and destroy their own stats during multiplayer matches, which causes the game to match them up with novice players, who they can then crush. Unfortunately, it also results in teammates being penalized during team-based matches, and Condrey is tired of it:

"No one wants to lose an objective based match by effectively being outnumbered while their teammate shoots grenades into their own forehead 100 times in the corner. It’s not right, and it hurts you and your team’s online experience. Call of Duty is both social and competitive, and we respect and honor that. Part of the competition that is core to our values is that players do not adversely degrade their team’s ability to compete fairly."

Well, there ya go. Stop being annoying or face the consequences.

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Tags: call of duty advanced warfare, cod advanced warfare, advanced warfare cheaters

1/19/2015 9:27:23 PM Ben Dutka

Put this on your webpage or blog:
Email this to a friend
Follow PSX Extreme on Twitter

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Share on MySpace Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Buzz Share via E-Mail Share via Tumblr Share via Posterous




New Comment System


Legacy Comment System (12 posts)


matt99
Monday, January 19, 2015 @ 10:27:28 PM
Reply

What are toxic emblems?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 @ 1:12:34 AM

Got me there m8

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

sawao_yamanaka
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 @ 3:01:16 AM

Kkk or anything that could be considered racist. They have a lot of juvenile kids in those games with the most "toxic" looking emblems. A kid, who was probably six, had someone getting lynched on a tree for his emblem -_-. Such stupidity nowadays.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

matt99
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 @ 10:47:59 AM

Oh okay gotcha, ya I've seen a few of those and immediately think "what an idiot"

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Corvo
Monday, January 19, 2015 @ 10:50:56 PM
Reply

What's Boosting?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 @ 1:10:18 AM

When you set a lobby up to boost your stats or ease achievements or trophies.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

mk ultra
Monday, January 19, 2015 @ 11:08:59 PM
Reply

Why take a stand on this now, instead of months ago when the game came out? I love a good hardcore search and destroy game. But playing with randoms who would rather kill the whole team instantly with an RPG at the start have made it almost unplayable.

Last edited by mk ultra on 1/19/2015 11:10:01 PM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

schillah
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 @ 2:14:15 AM
Reply

I have never witnessed this reverse boosting

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

mk ultra
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 @ 9:19:21 PM

It's mostly in hardcore, where you can kill yourself and teammates.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 @ 8:33:49 AM
Reply

What's cod?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

matt99
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 @ 10:49:26 AM

A fish.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Rachet_JC_FTW
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 @ 5:33:25 PM
Reply

like the whole being toxic nah i'm kidding but yeah hopefully for their communities sake they fix this situation that they are having to face now

happy gaming

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Leave a Comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

Our Poll

Who's the best game character?
Mario
Nathan Drake
Master Chief
Sonic
Sackboy
Kratos
Donkey Kong
Solid Snake
Lara Croft
Link

Previous Poll Results