This cheating software for gaming consoles claims that it could enable the aimbot/wallhacks feature for any first-person shooter games by using machine learning.
As such, honest competitive gamers of the console titles are expected to face a big hurdle as cheaters ruin their gaming experience now more than ever.
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Although cheaters get booted out of most games every now and then, you’ll always encounter one as you play your favorite gaming titles.
According to ScreenRant, a Twitter user campaigning against cheating tactics raised awareness about the newest software. The bared technology is a shocker for some as most hacking mods exist in the PC version of most games.
However, this time around the developer of the cheating device boasted to have infiltrated even the confines of the two top gaming consoles, such as Sony’s Playstation and Microsoft’s Xbox.
So, if that is the case, merely turning off the crossplay option will no longer do its job in sweeping away the anti-competitive players.
Cheating Software for Consoles: Aimbots/Wallhacks
The Anti-Cheat Police Department posted the teaser video of the “next generation of cheating,” noting that even consoles, which were once a safe haven for honest gamers, are now being flooded by cheaters as well.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present you the next generation of cheating now available on console, and has been for a while but lately its been becoming more popular and more of a trend, consoles are no longer a safe space to play your games legit anymore pic.twitter.com/iEQzPVFf1h
— Anti-Cheat Police Department 🕵️ (@AntiCheatPD) July 5, 2021
The clip shows that the cheating software prides itself as the tool to hack the gameplay of “any platform.” It further flaunted using “advanced technology” to implement the aimbots and wallhacks effectively.
To illustrate how the hack works for console players, the teaser mainly included gameplay highlights of a cheater in “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.” Nevertheless, the creator noted that the cheat works on any game.
The program prides advanced cheating features, such as auto-aim and weapon detection of the enemy, claiming that game developers will not know about it.
Cheating Software for Consoles: Machine Learning
The Twitter user who goes by the username @AntiCheatPD explained that the cheat software exploited machine learning. Thus, making it possible to enable your controller to use the hack as you stumble upon an enemy in the game.
That said, the users of the cheating software will get an aim assist-on-steroids feature, which automatically tracks enemies even as they swiftly run away from you. To be precise, the crosshairs of the shooting weapon will follow the direction of the target.
As per Kotaku, machine learning specifically feeds the video of the console game to another computer to further give the cheater the information it needs to outplay other players. Meanwhile, the ability to know the weapons of the enemy is used by cheaters to adjust the recoil of their shooters accordingly, giving them an unfair advantage.
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Cheating in Games
As mentioned, cheating has been a prevailing problem for video games. So, anti-cheat functions have also attempted to counter the effects of such hacking programs.
On June 22, Epic Games announced the debut of its anti-cheat services given for free for game developers out there.
Elsewhere, a computer scientist took the time to develop a cheat-detection system aimed at any massively multiplayer online (MMO) games.
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