‘Miserable’ Ranked experience is ruining Modern Warfare 3

‘Miserable’ Ranked experience is ruining Modern Warfare 3
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Written by 

Jack Marsh

Published 

20th Feb 2024 14:25

They're everywhere, these damn pesky cheaters. Warzone, public lobbies, and especially in Modern Warfare 3 Ranked. We really mean everywhere.

Cheaters are so bad in Call of Duty, that even at the highest troughs of the Ranked leaderboards, cheaters are making the entire experience absolutely "miserable."

Modern Warfare 3 players hit out at 'miserable' and cheater-infested Ranked mode

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Ranked players up and down the rankings are now reporting an abundance of cheaters entering the leaderboard, either with fresh accounts in Gold and below or established players with countless hours under their belts in Iridescent and upwards.

"Ranked is actually miserable to play with the amount of cheaters there are now," said Atlanta FaZe star and two-time World Champion Tyler "aBeZy" Pharris, who took the complaints about Ranked to Twitter.

"I don't even want to turn my stream on 90% of the time because of how bad it is," he added.

In a separate tweet, recent LA Thieves player Cameron "Cammy" McKilligan said, "Ranked is actually terrible. I miss loading up WW2 ranked play and the only thing I had to worry about was getting booted offline. Now I’m getting hacked on or 4 man stacked against."

MW3 players plead devs to purge Ranked hackers

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With this infection affecting everyone who attempts to load up Ranked and climb the ladder, players are now calling on the developers to take action. "Praying they do something about it," said recently retired Call of Duty legend Doug "Censor" Martin.

"Hoping it improves soon man," added CDL caster Anthony "Nameless" Wheeler. It doesn't seem like things are getting better, and with wild rumours that the RICOCHET anti-cheat has been turned off, it's a worrying situation. 

It's not just Modern Warfare 3 either, as Warzone Ranked has also been a breeding ground for hackers, most recently seeing 'Superman' cheats come into play to add a touch of Kryptonite to Fortune's Keep.

Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.

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