‘Call Of Duty’ Hacker Ceased Developing Cheating Software At Activism’s Request

Call Of Duty: Warzone (Image courtesy of Activision)

Call Of Duty: Warzone (Image courtesy of Activision)

Firstly reported by PC Gamer, there was an aim-assist and auto-fire cheat called User Vision Pro circulating on the internet. It has received a lot of attention after the demonstration in the popular shooting game Call of Duty: Warzone.

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While “undetectable” seems like an overstatement, this technique is actually potent enough to achieve that. Basically, this software runs on a second computer used to stream the game. But unlike the usual monitors, it can analyze what it’s seeing and identify enemies. And with the assistance of a third party like Cronus Zen, you can land your shots without aiming through your controller. The fact that the script runs on a separate computer and doesn’t involve any data modification theoretically makes this cheat undetectable.

The latent effect of User Vision Pro has also caught the attention of Call of Duty’s developer Activision, who worries that the game will turn into a real hot mess if the script is released. After shutting down multiple videos showcasing the cheat, Activision directly contacted the creator of User Vision Pro, demanding the termination of his project.

In response to the request, the creator issued a statement explaining the original purpose of the script.

“This statement was not required,” he started. “However, at the request of Activision Publishing, Inc (Activision), I will no longer be developing or providing access to software that could be used to exploit their games. My intent was never to do anything illegal.” At the end of the video that brought so much attention to this project, it stated “coming soon.” The software was never published.

The creator also mentioned the bright side of this software. “This type of technology has other actual assistive benefits, for example, by pointing a webcam at yourself you could control movement without the use of limbs. Unfortunately, because of its potential negative impact I will not be developing it further.”

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