Call of Duty: Warzone has been plagued by hackers since release and now a programmer has shared how easy it is for hackers to create console cheats.
Earlier this month an anti-cheat watchdog had warned that console cheats were evolving, leaving the community in a state of panic.
Videos of cheats had been spreading thick and fast online, however Activision since took action and forced the developer to shut it down before any it got any taken any futher.
Youtuber ‘Sjas0a32’ has shown just how AI can be put into play to detect enemy players, it seems that the console cheaters are far from ovrer.
The most worrying part is that they were able to make and fully train the image recognition AI in only five hours.
The video description read “I trained this AI with 1800 Pictures of Ingame footage and all in all it toke me 5h. I don’t know much about AIs, so clearly more talented people will develop console cheats that are almost impossible to detect. Too bad, but consoles will soon no longer be safe :/”
It is terrifying to think that this could be created, let alone to think what a professional will be capable of.
Sjas0a32 also took to Twitter to share this information, the post read “I created and trained the image recognition AI in 5 hours. It can recognize the COD opponents. This means that there will soon be console cheats :/, such one @Activision removed lately. Of course I wont make a cheat / share the source code. Lets Fight the Cheaters!”
Despite creating these videos, the programmed made it clear that they were demonstrations only and they were against the use of cheats in games.
These kind of cheats work by using machine learning which send inputs to players controllers.
The threat of console cheats is still very real and if it continues this way it is on the verge of taking over gaming.
Hopefully developers will be able to take this issue in hand and take the essential steps needed to stop it becoming larger problem.
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