Black Ops Cold War players in an online party are bragging openly about hacking in their lobbies.
Players hacking and exploiting bugs have been a problem for too long in Call of Duty.
Games are consistently ruined by those who exploit gaps in development, and the meta of Warzone especially is forced into a grim position of players having to fight to avoid them.
The list of bugs and glitches are endless and show no signs of getting a patch any time soon. For instance, a chopper glitch is making them fly through the ground, and there's a crazy Warzone music glitch. Even professional players are being accused of cheating in Warzone Tournament games.
Hacking has developed its own sub-culture in Call of Duty. And one group of players in Black Ops Cold War has even been bragging that their whole team is hacking their lobbies.
Black Ops Cold War Players Brag About Hacking
In a video on the Black Ops Cold War subreddit titled "HACKER OPENLY ADMITS TO HACKING BECAUSE NO ONE WILL DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT", a player is seen to be talking to a squad in game chat.
The player in the process of reporting the cheaters, and they're already talking about their previous game. As the extended title suggests, the squad was wallhacking and aimbotting throughout the game.
One of the bragging hackers that the player is talking to retaliates upon learning his squad is being reported:
"Do you think they're looking at the f***in' reports on here? No. It's spoofed. Ain't no-one getting caught. It costs me nine dollars, bro. How many people do you think... else is doing it?"
This clip is indicative of a much larger problem. Not only are hackers and cheaters rife in Call of Duty games, but they're also getting comfortable. They know Treyarch isn't doing enough to keep hackers out, that they have no reason to stop.
The moderation of in-game cheating is so lax that players can brag about their exploits in-game chat with strangers, knowing nothing will be done about it.
It's a depressing revelation, especially with how recent a game Black Ops Cold War is.
Thankfully though, a member of Treyarch's team has found the video. They have issued a response in an attempt to quell anger from fans.
Treyarch's Response to Bragging Cheaters in Cold War
A member of Treyarch's team was able to issue a short statement in regards to this video, and the larger world of cheating in Call of Duty.
The user FoxhoundFPS, who is the Community Manager at Treyarch, left a comment on the video. He said;
"Thank you to the players who have tagged me into this thread. Reporting in-game is the correct course of action for those you suspect or encounter that violate our Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Security and Enforcement Policy
All infractions undergo a thorough review process by the security team before enforcement."u/FoxhoundFPS
This response to the bragging hackers seems incredibly vague. But, it's clear that Treyarch is aware of cheaters and hackers ruining games.
Hopefully, they'll be able to stay vigilant with this case and ensure that hackers don't feel comfortable enough to brag like this again.
Cold War has enough problems in the glitch department for Treyarch to be dealing with. Case in point, a weird Cold War glitch is teleporting players across maps, and even Zombies mode isn't safe from strange glitches.