Call of Duty fans are already worried about cheating in the Modern Warfare 3 beta

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 had an exclusive PlayStation beta over the weekend, and fans are already worried about cheaters.

Twitter user @Duqysss posted a series of clips below showing apparent in-game wall hacks and aim bots in the PlayStation 5 version of Modern Warfare 3. The videos are damning and clearly show cheating.

It is unclear to what extent there was cheating over the weekend and what type it was. However, Duqysss’ videos were widely shared on social media, Call of Duty Discords, and subreddits yesterday, sparking concern among players about the future of competitive gaming in Modern Warfare 3.

Call of Duty has had a tough time at the hands of hackers and cheaters in recent years, with some players turning off crossplay to avoid PC cheaters. Cheating is thought to primarily affect the PC version, but it also occurs on consoles, with at least one well-known cheat maker reportedly promising to release a hack for Modern Warfare 3 on all platforms.

Activision hopes its new anti-cheat system called Ricochet will stop the rise of cheating in Modern Warfare 3 before significant reputational damage deters players from competitive multiplayer. IGN has reached out to Activision for comment.

The Modern Warfare 3 beta looks set to be the last exclusive to PlayStation as Microsoft is set to seal its $69 billion acquisition of parent company Activision Blizzard this Friday. Modern Warfare 3 will be released on November 10th for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X and S.

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