Call of Duty: Warzone is a free battle royale-focused installment of one of the world's most profitable video game series. The game is available on PC and last-gen consoles. Until now, it seemed that cheaters in large numbers could only be encountered when playing on PC. However, this may soon change.
According to Twitter user @AntiCheatPD, cheaters have found a way to effortlessly win on consoles as well. An illegal program that uses the Computer Vision technology as the world's first cheat for the game, reportedly works on any platform. It relies on machine learning, thanks to which, as soon as an enemy appears within our screen, we automatically shoot him. The player does not have to do practically anything - just walk and direct the camera in one direction. The rest of the "work" is done by the program. According to @AntiCheatPD, the cheat is detectable, but it will certainly cause developers a lot of problems.
See for yourself how it works:
Explanations of the cheat's creators about how their program works are not entirely clear. They claim that their "creation" connects to an unspecified "nearby" computer via streaming or a capture card, which enables it to get more information about our current gameplay. Thanks to this, the cheat can detect the movements of the opponent, show their weapon name and reveal many other things that were not previously available to the player. Cheat's programmers are also close to creating new mechanisms that will enable us to automatically shoot and adjust the recoil in such a way to make perfect headshots. The creators emphasize that the cheat will work on all platforms.
We can only hope that the dishonest creators are boasting too much, and that Microsoft and Sony will quickly take care of this problem, because it does not look too good. It really is worth fighting for consoles to offer fair online gameplay experience.