Black Ops II Security & Enforcement Policy, What Not To Do

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We’re just days away from the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, which will bring with it hours upon hours of gaming, countless break-ups and some epic looking YouTube live streams. Developer Treyarch will look to deliver a smooth gaming experience, in doing so they must make sure all those pesky troublemakers know their place. Enter the Black Ops II security & enforcement policy and all the infractions you must not break, or risk getting banned.

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Only days left!

Depending on the severity of your infraction, Treyarch may hit you with a temporary ban for a period of 24 hours to two weeks or a permanent ban for … well forever. A minor offense, like name-calling and other childish banter will see you receive the usual day or two ban, while an extreme offense which is when a player “caused detriment to other users or has organized large groups of users to commit additional offenses” – will see you get a week or two in the doghouse.

There are many ways to get on the wrong side of Treyarch, all which can be viewed below, including some new ones regarding the Black Ops II live stream feature.

Black Ops II Infractions

Modding/Hacking:

Any user who runs a modified version of game code or uses a modified game profile is subject to penalty.

  • First offense: User will be permanently banned from playing the game online, will have their stats & emblems reset, and will be blocked permanently from appearing in leaderboards.
  • Console users who modify their hardware or profile data will also be reported to console manufacturers. PC users on Steam will be reported to the Steam enforcement team.

Pirated Content:

Any user who illegally acquires Call of Duty: Black Ops II content is subject to penalty.

  • First offense: User will be permanently banned from playing the game online, will have their stats & emblems reset, and will be blocked permanently from appearing in leaderboards.
  • Console users in possession of illegally acquired content will also be reported to console manufacturers. PC users on Steam will be reported to the Steam enforcement team.

Unsupported Peripheral Devices & Applications:

Any user who utilizes an unsupported external hardware device or application to interact with the game is subject to penalty. Unsupported peripheral devices and applications include but are not limited to modded controllers, IP flooders and lag switches.

  • Minor offense: User will be temporarily banned from playing the game online, will have their stats & emblems reset and will have their leaderboard entries deleted.
  • Extreme or repeat offenses: User will be permanently banned from playing the game online, will have their stats & emblems reset, and will be blocked permanently from appearing in leaderboards.

Boosting:

Any user who colludes with another user to exploit the game for the purpose of gaining XP, prestige, game score, weapon level, or in-game unlock is subject to penalty.

  • First offense: User will be temporarily banned from playing the game online, will have their stats & emblems reset, and will have their leaderboard entries deleted.
  • Second offense: User will be temporarily banned from playing the game online, will have their stats & emblems reset, will have online split-screen privileges revoked, and will have their leaderboard entries deleted.
  • Extreme or multiple repeat offenses: User will be permanently banned from playing the game online, will have their stats & emblems reset, and will be blocked permanently from appearing in leaderboards.

Glitching:

Any user who abuses an exploit in-game code or other established rule of play is subject to penalty. An example includes but is not limited to using a hole in the map geo to intentionally go outside of the map boundary.

  • First offense: User will be temporarily banned from playing the game online, will have their stats & emblems reset, and will have their leaderboard entries deleted.
  • Second offense: User will be temporarily banned from playing the game online, will have their stats & emblems reset, will have online split-screen privileges revoked, and will have their leaderboard entries deleted.
  • Extreme or multiple repeat offenses: User will be permanently banned from playing the game online, will have their stats & emblems reset, and will be blocked permanently from appearing in leaderboards.

Offensive Behavior:

Any user who is found to use aggressive, offensive, derogatory or racially charged language is subject to penalty.

  • First offense: User will be temporarily banned from playing the game online.
  • Second offense: User will be temporarily banned from playing the game online and will have voice chat privileges in the game revoked.
  • Extreme or repeat offenses: User will be permanently banned from playing the game online, will have their stats & emblems reset, and will be blocked permanently from appearing in leaderboards.

Offensive Emblems:

Any user who creates an emblem with sexually gratuitous images, racially offensive material or foul language is subject to penalty.

  • Minor offense: User will be temporarily banned from using the Emblem Editor, and all emblems will be reset to default.
  • Extreme or repeat offenses: User will be permanently banned from using the Emblem Editor, and all emblems will be reset to default.

Offensive Live Streams or Unauthorized Live Stream Content:

Any user who is found to have offensive or unauthorized content in their live stream is subject to penalty. Offensive content includes but is not limited to foul language, racially charged language, and nudity. Unauthorized content includes but is not limited to unlicensed music, TV shows, movies and brand logos.

  • Minor offense: User will be temporarily banned from using live streaming and may have camera streaming privileges in the game revoked.
  • Extreme or repeat offenses: User will be permanently banned from using live streaming.
  • Extreme offenders will also be reported to the live streaming service provider and may have their account revoked by that service provider.

So there you have it, all the warning you need not to mess around with Treyarch’s ban department, if something bad does happen, no fuss….you can just play Halo 4 or something!

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When not fighting crime, I dabble in the art of online journalism. Alright, maybe it's not as exciting as headbutting everyday felons like a modern Bruce Wayne, but I need something that doesn't involve bludgeoning something. Get my kicks playing on a fat 80gb PS3, really need an upgrade......and a shave.
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