A new cheat engine, which uses machine-learning, can work on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. Anti-cheat watch group ACPD posted their findings on Twitter, explaining how it will be difficult for developers to detect.
It appears to use a visual feed provided by a capture card (like ones from Elgato and AverMedia) to a PC, which it then analyzes using machine-learning to determine what to target. All the player needs to do is aim in the general direction of an enemy, with the tool doing the rest of the work. It even knows the precise amount of shots required for a kill. This tool can also be configured in a variety of ways, with a video demonstrating some of the configs.
Cheat engines like these are not uncommon on PC, but it’s not something that should be available to console players. The closed ecosystems of consoles have made cheating a bigger challenge, but this tool only needs a visual feed, putting Sony and Microsoft at a disadvantage to prevent it. ACPD says it’s not impossible, but did state that developers will struggle to find a solution to this pesky issue.
Cheating has always been a major problem for popular online games like Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone. Back in April, a developer for Warzone said cheaters are ruining his hard work, while also taking up resources that could be put towards the game.
Don’t be a cheater folks.