An 'undetectable' and 'unstoppable' cheat was taken down at Activision's request

An 'undetectable' and 'unstoppable' cheat was taken down at Activision's request

Even the videos advertising it are gone.


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User Vɪsiᴏɴ Pro wᴀs ᴀɴ aim-ᴀssɪst ᴀɴd auᴛᴏ-ꜰɪʀᴇ cʜᴇᴀᴛ thᴀᴛ gaɪɴed sᴏᴍᴇ ᴀᴛᴛᴇɴtiᴏɴ reᴄᴇɴᴛly thᴀɴks ᴛᴏ YouTuʙᴇ demᴏɴstrᴀᴛiᴏɴs sʜᴏᴡɪɴg whᴀᴛ ɪᴛ ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅ achieve ɪɴ Cᴀʟʟ ᴏꜰ Duty: Warzᴏɴe. Those videos ʜᴀᴠᴇ ɴᴏw ʙᴇen ᴛᴀᴋᴇn ᴏꜰflɪɴe, ʙᴜᴛ ʏᴏᴜ cᴀɴ sᴇᴇ whᴀᴛ wᴀs ʙᴇɪɴg sʜᴏᴡn ᴏꜰf thᴀɴks ᴛᴏ Twɪᴛter's Anti-Cʜᴇᴀᴛ Polɪᴄᴇ Depᴀʀᴛᴍᴇnt. Tʜᴇ video ᴄʟᴀɪᴍed User Vɪsiᴏɴ Pro ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ wᴏʀk ᴏɴ "ᴀɴy ɢᴀᴍᴇ" ᴀɴd ᴏɴ cᴏɴsᴏles ᴀs ᴡᴇll ᴀs PC, ʙᴇ "undetectᴀʙʟᴇ" ᴀɴd "unsᴛᴏᴘpᴀʙʟᴇ" ᴀɴd ᴀʟsᴏ "extreamly [sic] fᴀst".

Ars Technica broke down how it works. Basically, software running on a second computer that the game's being streamed to analyzes what it's seeing, identifies enemies, and then—via third-party hardware like the Cronus Zen, which was at the centre of a recent Warzone cheating accusation involving a world record holder—takes over the controls to ensure a cheating player lands the shot.

The fact the script ran on a separate computer and didn't modify any game files supposedly made it undetectable, although of course a player suddenly going from no-hoper to no-scoper would still be noticeable. Whether User Vision Pro could really live up to its promise is academic, since its website has now been shut down. All that remains is a statement from the cheat's creator, User101.

It reads:

Team,

This statement was not required.

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.

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. 

User101 told Waypoint he was motivated to create User Vision Pro because of how many cheats are already out there. "Every single time I get killed I question whether or not it was a Pro Player with tremendous situational awareness and extreme accuracy or just a hack," he said. Which sounds like an explanation for why you'd want there to be less hacks, rather than more, but what do I know.

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