The long awaited sequel to the wildly successful combat game is set to hit store shelves next week, though insiders across the gaming community were shocked to hear that cheat codes for expanded weapons were made available today.
Insiders to the Call of Duty development team tell reporters that it was most likely a disgruntled background image artist that released the codes.
While nobody was willing to offer up the image developer's name, management at the Call of Duty design studios in California were quick to engage in damage control.
According to Director of Combat Action, Howie Stackim, no cheat codes were actually stolen or released:
"We're confident that this is just another tall tale from somebody looking to make a name for themselves out on the Internet. We don't do cheat codes. That would be cheating".
Beta testers who were brought in to validate the performance of the game prior to distribution disagree:
"Like dude. We tried a couple of the cheat codes and like BANG, instant weapons upgrade. I'm hosing down bad guys like nobody's business", says one tester who wanted to remain nameless.
Some of the cheat codes were released to this publication and are offered below without and implied or explicit warranty as to their validity or effectiveness. They are:
• TOASTYPINEAPPLE - Unlimited incendiary grenades
• CHEWBAKKA - Exploding trick gum for your enemy
• HEDGECLIPPER - Unlimited ammo for the Gatling gun
• SHRINKAGE - Shrink ray that miniaturizes enemy's twig and berries
• FIDO - Lifelike mechanical dog, pees poison into enemy's cornflakes
• HIGHNTIGHT - Ballistic hair trimmer that takes a little too much off the top