Call of Duty: Black Ops cheats be warned - Treyarch doesn't like what you're doing and has no intention of letting your antics carry on.

Posting on the official CoD forums earlier this week, Treyarch's David Vonderhaar explained the situation.

"I got Twitbombed today from dozens of people the same 2 links. Some are people using old dashboards or old versions of the game. Others are claiming victory on old dev builds that don't even connect to the version of Xbox Live that you use. Others are reproducible issues that we will hotfix or patch just like we said we would. In essence, we likely know more about it than you do from watching a video on Vimeo or YouTube.

"What many of these people want is to be Internet nerd famous. I'm not going to make them famous and you shouldn't either. Internet hysteria from normal people is exactly what they want and that's how many people reacted today. You gave them exactly what they want.

"Given the opportunity, I'd personally wield the ban hammer for anyone who thinks he is clever by abusing any glitches. Good thing I don't have the opportunity that often and we actually have a constructive, measured, and well-managed live ops team.

"We said we would support the game. We are going to support it."

Vonderhaar concluded: "We are disinterested in making mini-celebrities out of douche-bags. You better think twice before you glitch. You never know who in your game doesn't like glitchers who reports you and saves the game in their File Share and tells us about it.

"Our forum admins and VIPs along with JD_2020 (Community Manager) will be managing the communication directly."

A small band of players which utilise glitches to gain an advantage over other players is a genuine concern for the balance of Black Ops multiplayer, potentially ruining games for those taking part fairly.

The game's fans will be pleased to see Treyarch feels so passionately about the issue, and appears ready and willing to take action.