Aimbots have been spotted in Black Ops 4 on PC - Dexerto
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Aimbots have been spotted in Black Ops 4 on PC

Published: 18/Oct/2018 17:25 Updated: 18/Oct/2018 17:41

by Wyatt Donigan


Despite having been out for less than a week, hackers have already found a way to install aimbots in the PC version of Black Ops 4.

Players using programs to gain an unfair advantage is a cause of concern for almost every game these days, with PC games typically seeing more hackers than on console.


It looks as though Black Ops 4 isn’t immune from this, as one unlucky Reddit user has discovered.

In a video posted to the Black Ops 4 subreddit, Reddit user ‘TheWetDolphin’ shows how one player utilized an aimbot to rack up a large number of improbable kills.


Lasting just 20 seconds, the player in question, who goes by ‘ViciouZ,’ racks up six kills with godlike precision. Every time ViciouZ turns a corner, his sights snap towards player after player, seemingly never missing a shot.

Found an aimbotter on PC 🙁 from r/Blackops4

While there’s certainly no shame in being able to secure many headshots, as players like Shroud and Ninja tend to do on a regular basis, where things get questionable here is the manner in which his aim is automatically pulled towards each players head.

Even when he’s aiming from long distances, around narrow corners or even looking at the ground, ViciouZ manages to snap to his enemies and pick up headshots with an ease that’s only possible with the help of an aimbot.


Treyarch replied to the thread on Reddit, saying they “take anti-cheat very seriously” and despite working closely with Blizzard’s security team, Treyarch admits that stopping cheaters is an “ongoing process” as they try and reign in the hackers.


Players who experience any suspicious instances such as the one above are encouraged to utilize the in-game reporting function to notify Treyarch of possible cheating.

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Black Ops Cold War adds anti-reverse boost feature to protect SBMM

Published: 8/Oct/2020 22:46

by Tanner Pierce


The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally live on PlayStation 4 for those who pre-ordered digitally, and some people have been noticing that Treyarch sneakily implemented a feature meant to counter reverse boosting that wasn’t in the Alpha.

According to Twitter user and CoD insider @_TomHenderson_ and verified by Dexerto, Treyarch has made players invulnerable to all damage for a few seconds when they spawn in. While the feature has yet to be given an official explanation, or even acknowledged by the devs, this was almost certainly done to combat reverse-boosting.


For those that don’t know, Call of Duty games have skill-based matchmaking, which means that players of similar skill-levels are matched together in order to make a more balanced game. Unfortunately, many don’t like this option because it can make the game a bit tedious and annoying.

Because of this, players “reverse boost”, which basically means they’ll “kill themselves” intentionally immediately when they spawn so that they can trick the game into thinking they are lower-skilled, which then puts them in a lower-skilled lobbies.


Now, fans will have to wait a few seconds in order to “kill themselves” after they respawn. While this won’t completely fix reverse boosting, it will make a bit more annoying for those who do it.

Players who immediately try and kill themselves when they spawn will find that they won’t be able to.

If they are only carrying one piece of lethal equipment and they immediately attempt to kill themselves, they will have wasted it and will have to go into battle without one until they die and respawn.

Simply waiting a few seconds will, of course, allow you to continue to reverse boost to your heart’s content. That being said, if Treyarch sees that reverse boosting is still rampant by the time the full game comes out, it wouldn’t be surprising if they end up implementing even more counter-measures in order to stop those players.