The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 beta ended its PlayStation weekend yesterday where PS4 and PS5 users were able to test out the game’s multiplayer ahead of its release next month. While the beta was smooth from a technical point of view, players aren’t enjoying the experience as cheaters have invaded the servers causing some nasty issues in lobbies.
According to reports, players using a PS4 dev kit have been able to hack their way into Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 using the built-in developer tools. Previously, users with jailbroken PS4 consoles had the advantage due to the console’s modding and software capabilities. While these units are no longer functional on COD servers, these dev kits seem to be the latest craze for cheaters.
Keep in mind that a PS4 dev kit is quite an expensive device. So players who want to cheat in COD are now spending a lot of money to do so. However, this issue has raised concern for other platforms too. If PS4 dev kits can get past Activision’s anti-cheat software, what is preventing PC mods from doing the same?
Over on Twitter, various videos have popped up showing some crazy cheats in action. The number of videos spotted online also raises the question of “Who can and can’t cheat?”. If PS4 dev kits can, perhaps jailbroken and modded PS4 and PS5 consoles can too. While jailbroken hardware isn’t technically allowed to connect to the PlayStation Network, users have likely found a way to bypass this.
this smh on ps5 too pic.twitter.com/dZy2SYYPmN
— Duqys (@Duqysss) October 8, 2023
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is set to launch on 10 November. Starting this Friday, users on PlayStation, PC and Xbox will be able to jump into the beta if they pre-ordered the game. You can then play the open beta starting on Saturday. Find out more about the start times and beta dates in our guide here.