We're quite prone to the odd misplaced grenade in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, but apparently there are worse butter fingers than us. Unfortunately, those with slippy digits are using this 'ailment' to their advantage, committing suicide over and over again in order to get ranked with lower level players. The idea is that when said competitors get dropped into a less skilled play pool, they'll then be able to clean up – and rank up quicker than they would by playing with people at the same level.
No, we don't understand the point either, but Sledgehammer Games gaffer Michael Condrey – who's built like a pro-wrestler, we hasten to add – has had enough of it. "Playing at home, I've been randomly matched with players doing this and it's incredibly frustrating to lose based largely on my team being down a contributing teammate," he snarled. "It's not right, and we have increased our focus on reverse boost banning to combat the growing issue."
The angry executive added that the firm will not be penalising certain playstyles, but it will come down like a ton of bricks on those that cheese the title's matchmaking mechanisms. "We have a low tolerance approach to people who ruin the experience for others through cheating, boosting, reverse boosting, or being caught with toxic emblems in game," he concluded. Consider this your final warning, then – those grenades are for your opponents, and not for keepy-uppies.