Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has barely been out a week, and yet it already has its first hackers on PC. Fortunately developer Treyarch has acknowledged the issue, and is on the case.
The evidence is a pretty suspicious video, posted to Reddit by user TheWetDolphin. The player (named ‘ViciouZ’) gets six kills in a row – with four headshots – while doing nothing more than pointing their gun in the vague direction of the enemy. The first two come after ViciouZ carelessly blind-fires around a corner, while for their third, their crosshair never even touches the player they supposedly catch in the head. This is pretty clear evidence of aimbotting, though as GamenGuides point out, it’s possible that ViciouZ may be using other hacks, too – it’s hard to say without seeing exactly what they’re seeing on their monitor.
Treyarch has responded to the thread, saying “we take anti-cheat very seriously, and have worked closely with Blizzard’s security team on the process.” The developer recommends that you report cheaters through the in-game tools, through Battle.net, and by posting at its Reddit account.
You can view the footage below.
By most accounts Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has been a roaring success so far. Jordan gave it a 9/10 in our own Black Ops 4 review, while Activision says Black Ops 4 player counts are double those of COD: WWII last year with over $500 million in sales. Here’s hoping a few aimbotting bad apples don’t spoil the whole battle royale bushel.