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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is already full of cheaters

COD Black Ops Cold War
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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War hasn't even been out a week yet and it's infested with cheaters. 

Our friends over at PC Gamer (opens in new tab) have already pointed out a few more egregious examples of cheating, including flicking cameras that point to aim assist and what looks to be wallhacks. I'm no snitch, but the Twitter account Anti-Cheat Police Department has pointed out a few cheats as well, including a TikTok user posting some seriously aim-assisted mayhem. 

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There's a verified YouTube account called L321 (opens in new tab) claiming "Black Ops Cold War is TOO easy to hack" and implores viewers to get aimbot already. The video shows UK eBay listings for mods and cheats starting at just under £5. L321 also claims there's a 'Godmode' cheat available, which first appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Godmode protects the user from taking damage, and would obviously be incredibly irritating to encounter in a multiplayer match. There are also some reports of people glitching their way off the map in Black Ops Cold War, which makes them pretty difficult to kill. 

As we previously reported, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War had aimbotters hours into the beta, so it's not surprising that they've persisted through to the actual game. Like the cockroaches in my Brooklyn apartment, it's apparently very difficult to get rid of these guys. Considering you can buy cheat subscriptions for around $15, it seems like players are forgoing a few cups of coffee for a git gud workaround.

Cheaters aside, we're still in the process of finishing up Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War multiplayer review. Until then, read our Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War campaign review.

Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.