Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 developer lays down the rules of what will get players banned

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 developer Treyarch revealed its security and enforcement policy on its official forums, detailing the ways in which players can get banned.

In the post, Treyarch wrote that there are two kinds of bans: temporary bans, which last from two days to two weeks, and permanent bans, which are lasting and final. The kind of ban issued will depend on the severity of the offense committed.

Among the offenses are:

Modding/Hacking – Any user who runs a modified version of game code or uses a modified game profile is subject to penalty.

Pirated Content – Any user who illegally acquires Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 content is subject to penalty.

Unsupported Peripheral Devices & Applications – Any user who utilizes an unsupported external hardware device or application to interact with the game is subject to penalty. Unsupported peripheral devices and applications include but are not limited to modded controllers, IP flooders and lag switches.

Boosting – Any user who colludes with another user to exploit the game for the purpose of gaining XP, prestige, game score, weapon level, or in-game unlock is subject to penalty.

Glitching – Any user who abuses an exploit in game code or other established rule of play is subject to penalty. An example includes but is not limited to using a hole in the map geo to intentionally go outside of the map boundary.

Offensive Behavior – Any user who is found to use aggressive, offensive, derogatory or racially charged language is subject to penalty.

Offensive Emblems – Any user who creates an emblem with sexually gratuitous images, racially offensive material or foul language is subject to penalty.

The complete list of offenses and the penalties they hold can be read over at the Call of Duty forums.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will release on Nov. 13 in North America.

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