Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s console players turn off crossplay to escape PC fraudsters – in beta.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War went into beta this week with crossplay enabled for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. And scammers have already been discovered who ruined the game for others – despite the progress that wasn’t carried over from the beta to the full version.
Redditor Madzuk went to the Black Ops Cold War submarine to release a game from the game clip in which a player obviously uses a target bot to knock down multiple enemies in the blink of an eye.
The most obvious and ridiculous targeting hack I̵7;ve ever seen in a video game – by r / blackopscoldwar
Redditor 1mP3N uploaded a similar clip:
[PC + SEA] One hour after the beta started, I already met a player with Soft Aimbot and Wallhack. I hope Treyarch is closely monitoring the anticheat this time. by r / blackopscoldwar
Here are some more examples of cheating in the Black Ops Cold War beta:
Some guys are cheating already in the Cold War beta. @Marksman @Treyarch @Activision https://t.co/evCQ2HSVVU
– Jasper (@Gapsur) October 16, 2020
A cursory look at the more popular video game cheat websites shows Black Ops Cold War hacks for sale.
As you’d expect, the console’s Black Ops Cold War players disable crossplay with the PC to avoid cheating, as cheating is already in the foreground.
“Turn off crossplay,” Redditor told RoKeOps. “I’d rather wait a long time for a lobby than deal with these hacking ass clowns who couldn’t make a real match without hacking.”
“The first thing I did yesterday was turn off cross-play,” said Illini_Jack. “That’s why you turn off crossplay,” added Ryanmoses10. “I honestly wish they’d allow a console-only option.”
“That’s why I deactivated crossplay as soon as I got in,” said akpatel_07.
The situation with Black Ops Cold War brings back memories of a similar situation with Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone, which has been plagued by fraud since its launch.
Back in April we reported on how Warzone console players disabled crossplay to escape PC fraudsters – and now history is repeating itself with Black Ops Cold War even in beta.
Activision, of course, hopes that Black Ops Cold War avoids gaining a reputation for fraud like Modern Warfare and Warzone did. Infinity Ward has been criticized for not dealing with scammers in his shooter despite multiple waves of prohibitions and warnings. Right now, some Black Ops Cold War beta players feel better off turning off crossplay – just to be safe.