Modern Warfare 3 bans begin

Infinity Ward has banned more than 1,600 players for glitching and cheating in online games of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

The news was revealed on Twitter by Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling, who wrote: "Any attempt to cheat, hack or glitch in MW3 will not be tolerated. 1,600+ bans issued."

Bowling went on to ask that players use the post-game report function to notify the developer of those who are using exploits in the game's multiplayer modes, saying that bans were being specifically tailored according to the severity of the offence. There are clipping glitches allowing players to get outside the boundaries of several maps, and an exploit enabling  infinite Stealth Bombers.

The developer is currently working on patches for all versions, and where possible glitches will be eliminated through server-side hot-fixes.