"Reverse boosting" can get you banned in Advance Warfare

Sledgehammer boss and co-founder Michael Condrey has warned that using a technique known as “Reverse Boosting” in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare could result in your account being banned.

Reverse Boosting is where players intentionally commit suicide over and over again in a match to drop their skill level, securing weaker opposition in the next match so they can dominate. This enables the player to improve his/her ranking quicker than they would by playing fair.

“On a separate topic, we’ve also heard questions about our banning policy, particularly as we’ve seen players using “reverse boosting” with excessive suicides in online matches driving a lot of frustration within the community,” Condrey wrote in a blog post. “Playing at home, I’ve been randomly matched with players doing this and it’s incredibly frustrating to lose based largely on my team being down a contributing teammate. We’ve also had a lot of players bring up their same concern about playing in matches with these players.

“No one wants to lose an objective based match by effectively being outnumbered while their teammate shoots grenades into their own forehead 100 times in the corner. It’s not right, and it hurts you and your team’s online experience. Call of Duty is both social and competitive, and we respect and honor that. Part of the competition that is core to our values is that players do not adversely degrade their team’s ability to compete fairly. It’s not dissimilar from the bans that cheaters and boosters receive, and we have increased our focus on reverse boost banning to combat the growing issue.

“No one is trying to restrict the fun factor of playing Advanced Warfare with this policy, nor are we actively banning against particular styles of play, like trick shots. However, we have a low tolerance approach to people who ruin the experience for others through cheating, boosting, reverse boosting or being caught with toxic emblems in game. We don’t like seeing any of these happen, and we’re pushing to eliminate these behaviors from the game.”

So if you're using this method you should probably stop now, because Sledgehammer is watching.

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Source: http://www.egmnow.com/articles/news/reverse-boosting-in-call-of-duty-advanced-warfare-could-get-you-banned/


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At least they are doing something about it, they should just watch the boosting forum on here and ban the people who boost from there :)


I think they should change the ranking system. I've been in games where I dominated equal or higher ranks. I've also been in games where the equal or higher ranks are on my team, and it feels like they should not be that high of a rank. It should be like Halo's ranking system, if you don't do good you stay where you are or go down in rank. I mean if someone plays CoD all day everyday, they'll rank up to a rank that's too high for their skill level.


I'm happy they are going to start banning people who do this, it ruins the fun for other people playing the game.


ECW I agree with this it's the same exact thing as boosting just the other way around if boosting isn't allowed then this shouldn't be allowed either.

i think that's why it's called "REVERSE BOOSTING".... :facepalm:


I agree with this it's the same exact thing as boosting just the other way around if boosting isn't allowed then this shouldn't be allowed either.


This makes a lot of sense, unfair on newer players and will probably stop a lot of beginners from wanting to play the game


I'm happy this game goes by SPM though, but people who need to boost for it, they need banned. Juat play with a friend that sucks, problem solved.


Well don't have such an idiotic system in the game then...jesus christ.


I think this is very reasonable! It exploits a system designed to aid new players and so should be a punishable offence. Just play legitimately; it's not hard


This is nice but, I wish they'd add dedicated servers. P2P on pc is god awful.

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