Players who join the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta say they have already encountered a number of scammers. Several gameplay clips posted on the game’s subreddit today appear to show footage of players using aimbots and wallhacks during games.
The top rated video at the time of writing shows a player’s killcam while they (and several teammates) are picked up by an opponent who apparently couldn’t see them as they were obscured both behind foliage and behind the climb of a hill . The clip then immediately switches to another kill path to the right, which is also hidden behind a bush.
Another clip, apparently recorded just an hour after the beta started this weekend, shows a “Best Play”
A third clip, another best play, shows a player quickly flipping left and right of their screen to shoot opponents. It ends with an incredibly quick look to the left when an invisible enemy turns a corner. Now I’m not a Call of Duty expert, but I’ve played enough Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to know when something looks suspicious, and all three of these clips raise some serious question marks.
As most posts suggest, the fact that this happens in the early hours of a beta test doesn’t bode well for competitive integrity for the rest of the game, and many gamers seem to be hoping that developer Treyarch will take action quickly before the release date of Black Ops Cold War next month.
If you’re planning on getting into the beta then I hope you can manage to avoid these cheats – but you should probably take a look at these Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Patch Notes to help you get ready.