I've pretty much sworn off multiplayer games because of the widespread hacking. They are all compromised, doesn't matter if you're on a PC or console and the problem is 1,000 times worse than anyone wants to admit. So I stick to single player campaigns now, which I intended to do with Bad Company 2. But I was bored and made the mistake of playing BC 2 multiplayer. OMFG.
This has to be the most hacked game in Xbox Live history. It makes MW 2 looks like a Sunday school picnic. It's so blatant and totally out of control. I'm saying most of the people playing are hacking, not just some. Truly unbelievable. In 48 hours of play I've watched people disappear right in front of me, tanks disappear and reappear in a different locations while under fire, players who constantly spawn in behind other players in non-spawn locations and the standard endless parade of aimbots, wall hacks, charms, ESP hacks, speed hacks, health hacks, etc...
But last night I witnessed the most unbelievable hack ever. I still can't believe it. I'm hiding in a bush near the edge of a small cliff. I was there for a bit so nobody knew I was there. Then this guy literally just appears directly in front of me. Like magic... poof, he's a wizard. About a foot away with his back to me. I waited a second to see if anyone else was there and then I tried to knife him. Before the knife could hit him (about a half second) he disappeared. Again.... poof. Then as the knife is passing through air where he was, I see him reappear on a road directly below me, now facing me with gun raised and shooting... as he appeared. It was instantaneous. It happened so fast I was dead before the knife animation finished. I sat there with my jaw hanging open then turned off the game and went to bed. Tomorrow the game goes back to Game Stop. If I had the energy I'd fight EA for a full refund, but I don't. BTW... This clown's XBL gamer tag is About19Snipers. If you have have misfortune of ending up in any on-line matches with him, file a complaint against him.
This is the reason why so many people want nothing to do with multiplayer. The hackers are ready to cheat the day a game releases. The gaming industry along with Microsoft and Sony seem powerless to stop them so they instead downplay the problem and deny that it's serious.
For anyone who's interested, here's the evidence that BC 2 is hacked to hell. All of this is easily found with a Google search, something EA, Activision and Microsoft seem incapable of doing. Here's two sites selling the hacks: [link] [link]
and here are videos of their hacks and others like them in action: [link] [link] [link] [link]