Gears of War 2 Achievement Hacking: Banning has begun…

 

As you know, we are committed to keeping Xbox LIVE a safe and fair place to play for the more than 17 million active members. As part of our regular safety monitoring we have pinpointed a group of players who have unlocked specific Gears of War 2 Achievements through an unauthorized hack. Deliberate cheats like these are in direct violation of the Xbox LIVE Terms of Use and will not be tolerated. As I post this, we’ve begun taking steps to reset the Gamerscores of the offending players.  As I have mentioned in the past, this is something we do occasionally to keep the service free of cheating in order to maintain a fair and level playing field for everyone. If you play fair and earn your achievements without glitching or cheating, you have nothing to worry about. Read my original post that shows what a cheater looks like and head over to Xbox.com to read the Gamerscore correction FAQ that may answer some of your questions.

 

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  • Computerdude103

    psscht whatever if you ask me Microsoft has bigger problems to deal with. It’s not like gamerscore does anything for you anyway. If people are stupid enough to cheat to get it, then that’s their problem. Don’t take time away from developing other things to stop “hackers” who aren’t changing anything that effects anybody else. The only thing I care about is comparing my gamerscore to that of my friends. If somebody else’s is higher than mine I don’t really care. This is just a distraction by Microsoft while they try to make the community forget about the bigger issues out there that need to be dealt with.

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  • ezekiel 08

    I know a bunch of cheaters and gamesavers but I wish there was a way to report them. They only gamesave a few hard achievements per game so it looks semi-legit but I know for a fact that they do gamesave, they talk about it all the time in party chat and have 360gamesaves accounts.

    Why can’t I report them? It sucks that they constantly fly under the “reset radar” because they aren’t stupid enough to gamesave 100,000’s GS.

    You need a reporting system I think. Or something that lets us report known gamesavers.

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  • Mr Barrel Roll

    Who would feel so desperate for ‘magick Microsoft internet points’ that they would go out of their way to make hacks, instead of, I don’t know, playing the game?!

    …Not that any of this really affects me… I don’t even own Gears 2.

    Just because someone else has more ‘magick’ than me does not make me think any less or more of them. I really could care less how they got those points. So people being banned for this, while not entirely unjust, still seems a little extreme. They’re not hurting anyone or making anyone elses game less fun, right?

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  • Turtle502

    waiting for somebody with a ‘0’ to post here…

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  • AnEternalEnigma

    So wait, the title of your post uses the word “Banning” but your post body says nothing about people being banned.

    Which is it? Are their accounts getting banned or are their gamerscore just being reset?

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  • Exu

    @iGoBeRsErK – So long as you boost achievements “legally” then you’re good, it’s using hacks, saves or deliberate exploits that is gonna get you zeroed.
    However if you’re going into, say, public Halo 3 matches and trying to boost then that’s frowned upon too, but since that’s spoiling others’ fun you’re more likely to get a simple ban from matchmaking in that case.
    Bottom line is if you and some mates want to boost achievements then keep it to yourself, if you’re following the rules of the game then you’re not cheating.

    @ezekiel 08 – File Complaint > Cheating. Problem solved.

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  • Beyond Genocide

    Good.
    I’m sick of seeing a bunch of glitched level 100’s on Gear of War 2.

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  • x LoRD SLoaN x

    Achievement LOCKED.

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  • Stepto

    Don’t worry about e’s gamerscore. A) MN would never do that, but more importantly B) I control the hammer. :>

    S.

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  • Jambi Bum

    *Does a happy dance* Good job MS.

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  • ezekiel 08

    Exu: I know but I’ve filled at least 100 complaints and nothing happens, ever.

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  • KIDamazin

    Good riddance, no-life cheaters!

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  • ToEvadeSlugs

    No one likes a cheater.

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  • Makavelo

    why do people cheat gamerscore anyway? its not like if as bigger your gamescore bigger your balls

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  • Matu Flp Krawfe

    Not quite the bloody public display that one such as myself might like but still a great thing to see Xbox live doing on a “group” scale.

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  • Dirty8Kv2

    It’s a start. Can you ban gamers with modded controllers next please.

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  • Callumpy

    Its about time too

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  • SirLagalot

    Now if you all can only find a way to ban lag-switchers.

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  • AN1MAL75

    About time…..YA

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  • Anonymous

    how did they cheat achievements in gears 2??

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  • Anonymous

    @Dirty8Kv2 by modded controllers do you mean things like rapid-fire?

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  • Earl Nuce

    Nice. Nothing worse than glichers and cheaters.

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  • MrSchmo

    Glad to see this happening.
    Mine are all legit! 55K and counting!

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  • Mr Barrel Roll

    Yeah, modded controllers? That’s the sort of stuff MS should be trying to get off of Xbox Live. Those completely ruin the experience for anyone else, while a few extra points of gamerscore does not.

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  • Anonymous

    Well, I’m not a cheater (unless you consider boosting “cheating”), but after I played against my brother’s offline account (against my level 31 Gold LIVE account) and he got three achievements randomly (1 for level 5, level 15, & level 25 online), so I was like, “OK…” Then I get off and come back a couple of hours later, and go see my War Journal, and guess what? Everything has been reset back to 0. No more 18,851 (pretty sure) kills going towards Seriously 2.0 No more level 31 (almost 32) towards level 50 (and level 100) online. What kind of BS is this???!!! I know it’s not Microsoft’s fault, but I just find this really frustrating and kind of funny ’cause I feel like Epic doesn’t give a f*** about any of this. If anyone can help, I’d really appreciate it, otherwise I’m selling this POS of a game and buy another, maybe L4D (BTW, I’ve been a supporter for Gears 2 ever since the MP was broken and stood by it patiently waiting for it to be good, but this is just too much).

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