Call of Duty: War zone cheaters have evolved. Since May, a new type of deception in Warzone has been gaining momentum, with examples of its use here i there on YouTube and the game subreddit. The deception is called Silent Aim and activating it allows you to kill someone by looking in their general direction and pressing the trigger.
From what I can tell, Silent Aim is basically an evolved version of the traditional aimbot hack that will make all the shots reach the target perfectly as long as the cheater is in the same zip code. Even if they appear to be firing ten feet to the left or directly to the ground, the server reads these bullets as he hits the target player.
As a Reddit user notbilbo points out in the next clip, cheaters who use Silent Aim don’t even have to aim down to be perfectly accurate.
Yikes. The main advantage of Silent Aim seems to be its ease of use compared to a traditional war zone aimbot. Not only is it easier to hide your misdeeds when the weapon doesn’t artificially fit into a target’s head, but the snippet fragments I’ve seen appear to be much more consistent than other tools. I’ve seen traditional aimbots struggle to back up and drop bullets over long distances, though Silent Aim seems to have no problem not catching any skydiving players from a distance on the first try. Recently, the most popular site of deception in the war zone began offering hackers that eliminate bullet retreat and spread, so they could also be related to it.
As for cheating efforts, well, Activision continues to play a mole against an ever-refreshing arsenal of hackers. In May we learned that Activision has banned more than 500,000 accounts for cheating since the game’s release. For its part, this would be a significant chunk of the likely set of cheats (the cheating PC gamers are a relatively small subset of Warzone’s more than 100 million gamers), but in reality, we’re probably talking about thousands of repeat offenders. returning to the game with new accounts.
The last thing I checked, the most popular cheat engines can fake user hardware identification, so Activision can't issue a more permanent hardware ban on their machine. And when one of their accounts is detected by an Activision moderator or called by a streamer and finally banned, they are likely to have another four or five accounts in their back pocket.
The problem is not unique to Warzone, any free game (recently Apex Legends) is especially vulnerable to cheaters who have nothing to lose by being banned and creating a new account.
What does Feeling unique about Warzone is the degree of perfection that the creators of deception have been able to compromise the game and how little Activision has been able to do to make these programs obsolete. We know that Warzone uses its own internal anti-cheat tools instead of third-party proven tools like Easy Anti-Cheat, which could be a factor in which trap developers seem to be two steps ahead. The list of individual cheating tools available for Warzone is staggering and, unfortunately, growing.