Thread: Machine learning aimbot in online games - the next chapter of cheating

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“The cheat uses machine learning and sends input to your controller whenever it sees a valid target. All you have to do is aim in the general area and the machine will do the work for you.”

This sort of cheat, which apparently utilises PC passthrough via network streaming or a capture card to bypass console platform security, is a relatively new problem for console gaming.



The dude has been taken down, but this opens the door to a new kind of cheating. An AI that looks at the action on screen, detects targets and sends inputs to your devices. I'm sure it'll be customizable in the future, like set a reaction time window, an accuracy range etc to make it harder to detect.

Now the gaming industry will have to use new AIs/algorithms to detect this shit. I hate the online cheating community.
 
Interesting approach, but not a long term game changer IMO. This is a cat & mouse game long term. Use ML to cheat and they will use ML to catch you. Your aiming habits will be increasingly easier to map out and alert on deviations. And even without these cheats, we are already trending this way in many games. I know GT7 will feature ML so the AI racers are more dynamic and competitive to human racers. In a matter of time, every game you play will have a profile on you, your skills and habits.
 
I've never quite understood the people who go so far out of their way to find a way to cheat online anyway. Like a few times to LOL at everyone when you're 15 is one thing. But to actually sit there as an adult and play every day with any means of a machine doing everything for you just seems sociopathic.

"I got first place again!" Imagine the place you'd have to be in mentally to feel gratification by "winning" like this every day and actually think you've won something.
 
Yeah, online cheating has become worse with every year as computing power gets more powerful and the tools more sophisticated. It's a lost cause, to be honest.
 
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I've never quite understood the people who go so far out of their way to find a way to cheat online anyway. Like a few times to LOL at everyone when you're 15 is one thing. But to actually sit there as an adult and play every day with any means of a machine doing everything for you just seems sociopathic.

"I got first place again!" Imagine the place you'd have to be in mentally to feel gratification by "winning" like this every day and actually think you've won something.
Eh, people are dumb like that. Same for pay-2-win and any number of other ways people can 'excel' at something (also in life, not just gaming) through some way other than skill and dedication. Some people just like feeling superior to others, through any means possible.
 
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