Call of Duty Mobile was released a little over a week ago, but some users have already reported coming up against cheaters and hackers in their lobbies.
Within four days of release, COD Mobile had already been downloaded 35 million times – an incredible, record-breaking milestone.
Then, after the first week, it was announced that the game had reached over 100 million players and earned in excess of $2m in microtransactions, making it the biggest mobile launch to date.
Naturally, with this many players, it didn’t take long before players started finding exploits, and now cheats and hacks are starting to become more and more common within the game, with three main hacks making their way into the title.
The ones that are most common are exactly as you would expect from a first-person shooter; aimbot, permanent radar and wallhacks. Though we don’t want to point players in the direction of hacks and cheats, there has been enough evidence to suggest that these hacks are legitimate and available online.
As shown below, these aren’t the only hacks that are available online. In this clip, you can see a player come up against an enemy who is able to scale buildings that you can’t usually access and run around far above the standard playing field.
Though in the video provided it doesn’t seem to offer too much of an advantage, someone being able to access areas outside of the standard playing area can be incredibly annoying to play against.
Activision will be looking to fix these issues as soon as possible – although hackers and cheaters have always been around in Call of Duty, the immediate success of CoD Mobile will definitely lead them to try to fix this issue as soon as possible.
With Call of Duty Mobile directly challenging mobile titans such as Fortnite and PUBG Mobile, including over 16 million preloads in China – a notoriously difficult market for COD to break – Activision will be hoping for this to remain a real money-spinner in the future.
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