Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players turn off crossplay to try to escape from PC scammers – in beta.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War this week came in beta for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, with crossplay enabled. And scammers have been spotted destroying the game for others – despite progress that is not carried over from beta to full release.
Redditor madzuk took part in the subcategory Black Ops Cold War to publish a game with a game clip in which the player obviously uses a target robot to shoot down several enemies in an instant.
THE MOST UGLY and funniest sighting hacker I̵7;ve ever seen in video games 😂 from r / blackopscoldwar
Redditor 1mP3N downloaded a similar clip:
[PC + SEA] After one hour of beta testing, I already met a player with a soft aiming robot and a wall hack. I hope that this time Treyarch is closely watching the antichit. from r / blackopscoldwar
Here are some more examples of fraud in the beta version of Black Ops Cold War:
Some dudes are already cheating in the beta version of the Cold War .. @Marksman @Treyarch @Activision https://t.co/evCQ2HSVVU
– Jasper (@Gapsur) October 16, 2020
A cursory look at more popular video game cheating websites shows hackers of Black Ops Cold War for sale.
As expected, when the deception comes to the fore, the players of the Black Ops Cold War console disable the cross-game from the PC to avoid fraud.
“Disabling cross-games,” said redditor RoKeOps. “I’d rather wait a long time for the lobby than deal with those hacker clowns who couldn’t crash into a real match without breaking it.”
“The first thing I did yesterday was turn off the cross game,” Illini_Jack said. “That’s why you turn off crossplay,” Ryanmoses10 added. “I honestly want them to allow the” console only “setting.”
“That’s why I turned off the crossplay as soon as I joined,” said akpatel_07.
The situation with the Cold War Black Ops revives memories of a similar situation with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone from Infinity Ward, which has been suffering from deception since its launch.
Back in April, we reported on how Warzone console players turned off crossplay in an attempt to avoid PC scams – and now the story is repeated with the Cold War Black Ops, even in beta.
Activision, of course, will hope that Black Ops Cold War avoids gaining a reputation for fraud just as Modern Warfare and Warzone have. Infinity Ward has been criticized for failing to deal with scams in its shooter, despite repeated bans and warnings. At the moment, some Black Ops Cold War beta players think they’d better turn off the cross game – just for safety.