Treyarch Community Manager, Josh Olin, has informed DigitalSpy that although large scale patches are in the hands of Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, they can now hotfix smaller aspects on the fly. This would allow faster updates as preventative measures against the modding community who (at one point) completely destroyed ‘Modern Warfare 2′ with killstreak hacks and Prestige Glitches.
Quoted by Olin regarding hackers:
“Basically how these hacks work is that they change system level variables, that we didn’t expect to be exposed because we expected the consoles to be these closed systems, and [on] our PC we have anti-cheat technology.
“Black Ops we’ve had plenty of time [to install the measures]. We know how all those hacks are done, and we have preventative measures built into Black Ops built around those.
“Of course, hackers are very smart, they’ll find new ways to break the game I’m sure, and when they do we’ll have security measures in place to enforce our policies, enforce our leaderboards, enforce our matchmaking and lobbies to keep those clean, so that shouldn’t be an issue for Black Ops.”
Call of Duty: Black Ops will be released on November 9th for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in Standard, Hardened and Prestige editions.