An option was found in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that enables teams to allow wall-hacks without carrying the danger of being captured and forbidden.
One of the greatest problems that occurred CS: GO has been cheating over the many years of its life, mainly the use of wall-hacks and targetbots that offer users a very unfair benefit.
Gaming promoters ESEA and FACEIT, thanks to the heavy-duty anti-cheat technologies used on their servers, have produced effective attempts to combat these cheats, particularly when it goes to the financial aspect of the match.
Another option has been pushed into the forefront, however, one that overrides anti-cheat software and enables hacks from the in-game console to be activated.
The clip below demonstrates this tool being used on a FACEIT server, tweeted by match specialist ‘ DonHaci,’ the self-acclaimed “CS: GO Premier Mind.”
This is a video of it being used on FACEIT pic.twitter.com/LeRvBXJh5d
— Haci (@DonHaci) September 6, 2019
“There’s another critical issue out there that literally lets you allow sv cheats 1 in matchmaking, FACEIT, ESEA, and so on,” he tweeted. “Wouldn’t suggest practicing until it comes corrected.” In the video, an ordinary game begins with everything appearing as it should, until the console is unlocked and the instruction’ sv cheats 1′ is triggered, which obviously closes the gate for hacks to be activated.
Surely enough, the player can then generate the thermal models for everyone in that lobby after the input of the command, allowing him to see the position and movements of the entire enemy team.
As it works out, this activity is obviously not even something fresh, according to Haci, as others claim to use it “for years.” “This is worse than I assumed,” he tweeted. “People have gone to me and informed me they’ve been abussing this for years.
There’s been an attack running around for years where you can override safe cvars and allow sv cheats 1, which enables you to allow wall-hacks with commands.” If that’s accurate, then CSGO and these competitive gaming organizations have a much bigger issue on their shoulders than they might have noticed originally.
Thanks to Haci’s tweet receiving huge exposure on social media, this can wind up being patched and cared for too soon.