Activision closed a cheat app that was said to be usable in any game after ads showed what the technology in games like Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was capable of. The cheat in question was called User Vision Pro and was said to use machine learning to allow gamers to effortlessly throw their shots in any game, regardless of whether the game was being played on the PC or on a console. Since then, the creator of the hack has issued a statement regarding its removal saying that it never intended to do anything illegal.
The app in question worked by requiring players to use a PC (or a second PC if they were already playing on that platform) and a capture card for the technology to work. When configuring the PC and capture card with whatever platform your game is being played on, the captured game will be sent to the PC with the controller commands immediately returned to the device being played. That resulted in quicker decisions and faster kills with only minimal effort on the player’s part as long as they can aim for a target.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present you the next generation of cheating now available on console, and has been for a while but lately its been becoming more popular and more of a trend, consoles are no longer a safe space to play your games legit anymore pic.twitter.com/iEQzPVFf1h
— Anti-Cheat Police Department 🕵️ (@AntiCheatPD) July 5, 2021
Videos like the one above shared by the Anti-Cheating Police Department on Twitter showed what th is would look like in action. The promo video naturally used the best scenarios to announce the stunt, but it still seemed like a devastating kind of stunt to take on.
However, that is no longer the case now that Activision has gone after the hoax. The user who created User Vision Pro issued a statement on the main hack site and that statement is now the only thing that exists there. The user said that the statement itself was not required by anyone, but confirmed that it was Activision who contacted the hack.
“However, at the request of Activision Publishing, Inc (‘Activision’), I will no longer develop or provide access to software that could be used to exploit their games,” said the creator who goes by the name USER101. “My intention was never to do anything illegal. At the end of the video that brought so much attention to this project, it said “coming soon.” The software was never published ”.
The user went on to say that the cheats had other useful applications outside of games, but will now not be performed due to the “potential negative impact” of the development of the cheat.
“This type of technology has other real assistive benefits, for example, by pointing a webcam at yourself, you could control movement without the use of limbs,” USER101 continued. “Unfortunately, due to its potential negative impact, I will not develop it further.”
Activision has long been dealing with cheating issues in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War with anti-cheat updates shared periodically. This kind of cheat removal is exactly the kind of thing players have been looking to hear more about, so we hope it will be referenced to some extent in the next anti-cheat roundup.
Fountain: PC Gamer