Hold onto your butts, people, because Call of Duty: Ghosts has been compromised. Just a day before release, and reports of the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions being hacked are popping up on gaming sites and social media. Needless to say, a lot of people are angry.
On YouTube, user "MinnesotaBurns" posted a video of his experience playing with a group of hackers on Xbox LIVE. They were more than happy to share their experience and the whole process of modding the game.
Several screenshots have also appeared, originally on this German Call of Duty site. One of them (above) shows enemy targets being tagged with a yellow/orange box, allowing the player to see enemies through walls. Another image shows a player with 35 (or more) active Perks. Other hacks allow increased speed, unlimited ammo, infinite Killstreaks, and boosted XP.
Many Call of Duty fans are expressing their discontent on Twitter and other sites, and asking Infinity Ward for a patch to fix the hacking problem. For anyone who's still flipping out right now, bear in mind this isn't the first issue Call of Duty has had with pre-release hacking. In 2011, Modern Warfare 3 was also hacked pre-launch, while Black Ops also had a problem with hackers before release. Both games were patched.
Thanks to tekmosis for the tip.