Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has been out for less than a week, yet it seems the shooter is already riddled with cheaters. While I'm sure most of us expected this given the severity of the problem in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call Of Duty: Warzone, it's still a bitterly disappointing reality.
We've already seen various accounts of cheating in the last few days, ranging from aim assists to wallhacks. PC Gamer has already pointed out several shocking examples, while GamesRadar also notes that the Twitter account known as the Anti-Cheat Police Department has put together a fairly hefty list of cheats.
There are already multiple Cold War cheats, infact kids are now normalizing cheats on tiktok its pretty weird and its not a future I wanna live in pretty sad, @Activision needs to start having an intrusive anti-cheat to start combating these cheaters /: pic.twitter.com/7zIWjBJept- Anti-Cheat Police Department :spy:️ (@AntiCheatPD) November 14, 2020
What's even more troubling is that the ACPD claims that kids are normalising cheats via TikTok posts. While there isn't quite enough evidence to suggest this yet, we are seeing a few posts that could point to a worrying trend. Hopefully that's something that can be shut down before it becomes the next big thing on the platform.
Elsewhere, a verified YouTube account called L321 says "Black Ops Cold War is TOO easy to hack" and seems to be actively encouraging players to get hold of an aimbot and join in. The video goes on to show people the best places to go for mods and cheats, with many for as little as £5. L321 also talks about a 'Godmode' hack that protects users from taking damage.
I would hope I don't have to say this to most of the people reading this, but please don't become part of the problem. It's obviously on Activision and Treyarch to weed out the cheaters and make Black Ops Cold War a fun and fair experience, but don't contribute to the issue no matter how easy it is to lower yourself to that level.
Activision has yet to issue any kind of statement on the cheating currently taking place in the game, but I've no doubt the publisher is already working to try and stamp out the issue. Here's hoping it can be stopped now before it gets much worse.
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