Devel­op­ers of an auto-aim, machine-learn­ing cheat tool have halt­ed devel­op­ment and tak­en down their web­site “at the request of Activi­sion.” This is accord­ing to a mes­sage post­ed to the User Vision (the devel­op­er in ques­tion) web­site. One devel­op­er, who goes by USER101 promis­es the group ““will no longer be devel­op­ing or pro­vid­ing access to soft­ware that could be used to exploit [Activision]‘s games. My intent was nev­er to do any­thing illegal.”

User Vision’s soft­ware used to offer far more basic func­tions like “recoil adjust­ments” and a “trig­ger bot” that auto­mat­i­cal­ly shoots when an ene­my enters the crosshairs. How­ev­er, last week was the break­ing point. User Vision start­ed pro­mot­ing a future ver­sion that would pro­vide “full auto-aim [and] full auto-shots” on any game for PC, Xbox, or PlayStation.

This auto-aim cheat was designed to work with­out any changes to the hard­ware or soft­ware; and instead using a cap­ture card, machine-lean­ing algo­rithms, and a PC.

User Vision also added in their state­ment that their tech­nol­o­gy has oth­er ben­e­fits, but despite this it won’t be fur­ther developed.

This type of tech­nol­o­gy [has] oth­er actu­al assis­tive ben­e­fits; for exam­ple, by point­ing a web­cam at your­self, you could con­trol move­ment with­out the use of limbs. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, because of its poten­tial neg­a­tive impact, I will not be devel­op­ing it further.”

User Vision claims that its state­ment was not required, but since reveal­ing its soft­ware the User Vision Dis­cord and YouTube chan­nels have been tak­en down. All of the pro­mo­tion­al videos show­ing the tool being used were also tak­en offline.

This is far from the first time Activi­sion has tak­en up arms against devel­op­ers of these cheat engines. Last year, Activi­sion filed a law­suit against CxCheats to pro­tect Call of Duty: War­zone. How­ev­er, cheat­ing has still been a per­sis­tent issue in War­zone and Raven Soft­ware con­tin­ues to ban offenders.