Chinese police stop global video-game-cheat operation

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    The operation betrayed the likes of ‘Overwatch’, ‘Velorrent’ and ‘Call of Duty: Mobile’.

    Chinese police and video game publisher Tencent have worked together in what has been dubbed the “biggest video game-hoax operation”.

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    The group behind the operation were cheats designed and sold for several video games, including Overwatch, Call of duty: mobile And Valuing. Dubbed the “Chicken Wing”, the operation was based in China, but had customers in markets around the world, including Europe and America.

    Users purchased Cheat through a subscription-based service, which cost $ 10 (£ 7.26) per day. This membership included timed access to cheats, enabling users to hack through walls or automatically target other players.

    Those who ran the video-game-cheat operation reportedly made upwards of $ 10,000 (£ 7,260) a day, and at the time of closing the operation had accumulated over $ 746m (£ 541m).

    Credit: Peaceful Elite / Weibo

    The announcement came via an official report released on the Chinese microblog site Weibo. The report described how the police replaced “luxury cars such as Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, and Lamborghini over a million”.

    Cheating is a growing issue in video games. The large prize pools associated with esports competitions have brought with them many players and organizations, who are earning money through cheat software.

    a Call of Duty: Warzone The team was banned from a competition earlier this year. Other esports players claimed that the team was cheating the team during a competition with a prize pool of £ 180,000 ($ 250,000).

    Call of Duty: Warzone A mid-season update was received this week, which would reduce the overall installed size of the game. The news came after a 52GB season two reloaded update earlier this week.

    Activision estimates that the deduction for Call of Duty: Warzone will be between 10.9 GB and 14.2 GB.

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