Infinity Ward said that the "Steam ban hammer" was smashing cheaters on the PC version of MW2.
Robert Bowling, Creative Strategist at Infinity Ward, announced on his Twitter account last week that Steam has banned approximately 2,500 PC gamers from playing multiplayer Modern Warfare 2 using the Steam client. The announcement was made in response to a Tweet from user toncijukic linking to a YouTube video showing what appears to be an aimbot.
The full Tweet from Bowling, "Top men are on it. In fact, the Steam ban hammer is coming down on about 2,500 confirmed MW2 cheaters on PC today."
No other details were given, but let's hope that Steam's VAC anti-cheating system lives up to the hype. Otherwise, all of the hullabaloo of needing to install Steam to run the game on the PC seems kind of pointless.
Even though most gamers are playing MW2 on their consoles, 2,500 PC bans does not feel like that big of a number. The Tweet was on November 27th, so the bans should have gone out before this weekend. Did anyone notice a significant drop in cheating while playing MW2 over Steam?