The hack’s capabilities are immense, and highly configurable. There are so many options. The most notable ones are:
I can see the entire enemy team on the map, spotted, with ranges – all the time.
I can see who is aiming at me at any time, and the QUALITY of that aiming. (Remember this, I’ll get to it’s importance later)
I can set the hack to aim-bot on the push of a button, or all the time – or none. I can also set it to fire for me – but only when my crosshair is over a space that will result in a kill.
I can set the hack key-binds, to toggle any option In the hack. I can choose head, body, foot, or variable shots, as well as no spread. I can set the hack so that ANY amount of damage kills a player (no matter where the bullet hits)
I can set the hack to spot all members of the enemy team every so often, for the benefit of my entire team (spothacking). Finally, I can kill the entire other team with a touch of a button.
My anecdotal evidence is that between 1 in 30 to 1 in 60 players on big ticket servers are hacking. Also, many high SPM players (over 700-900) with low time on bases etc. are often hacking imo.
The vast majority of hackers aren’t using most features of their respective hacks, the most popular hack I saw was the ‘radar’ or spothack.
Aimbots are the second most popular – especially among snipers and engineers.
Moreover, almost all hackers are ‘closet’ hackers.
They aren’t obvious. Also, I would call these people out, and almost universally they would turn it off instantly. (example, I find a hacker, call him one over chat, and he would call me a noob, or insult me. But after that, the hack in most cases would be disengaged – and often the person would leave the next round.)
Most people using hacks, once they turn them off, are no good.
In fact, a reasonably good person (250~ spm or above) , given this hack, is absolutely unstoppable. I could easily go into a 64 man server, and have a KDR of 20-1 or more in that round, against even insanely good players.
Metro is a massive hotbed for hackers, as well as 64 man instant vehicle servers.
I’m doing this because I want to convey to all of you the scope of the issue we face.
Very eye opening article and really hope Dice does something about this. This really is not good. i love the game despite what people say, it is really good but hacking is just not right and if these numbers are true, then Dice/EA/PB need to step up there game.