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8 Online Games With The Most Cheaters

VOICE OVER: Riccardo Tucci WRITTEN BY: Ty Richardson
Watch your back when you play these games! For this list, we're looking at online video games where cheating is absolutely rampant. Our countdown includes “Apex Legends” (2019), “PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds” (2017), “Fortnite” (2017), “Grand Theft Auto Online” (2013) and more!
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8 Games with the Most Cheaters


Tread carefully when you play these games … Welcome to MojoPlays, and today we’re looking at our picks for the 8 Games with the Most Cheaters.

For this list, we’re looking at online games where cheating is absolutely rampant.

“Call of Duty” series (2003-)

While not the most infamous spot for cheaters, the “Call of Duty” games have had their share since “Modern Warfare 2” exploded onto the scene in 2009. Common cheats include aimbots and the ability to see through walls - a fast way to ruin an evening of gaming. Unfortunately, the cheating hasn’t let up since. As soon as “Warzone” dropped in March 2020, the game saw massive surges of cheaters, leading to seventy thousand bans as of April 2020! And we’re not just talking about your standard aimbot and wall hacks here - we’re talking aimbots that can headshot players in the sky! Infinity Ward has corralled suspected cheaters into a special server where they can only play with their own kind.

“Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” (2012)

Fair warning - you’re going to see quite a few shooters on this list. In terms of rampant cheating, “Counter-Strike” has arguably been just as bad as, if not worse than, “Call of Duty”. The scene already has a reputation for toxic players, and the numbers of cheaters on the servers drags the community down further. Since “Global Offensive” launched in 2012, the game has banned more than six hundred thousand accounts! Things got especially bad when the game became free-to-play in 2018, and the new “Trusted Mode” hasn’t improved matters - with players reportedly running into even MORE cheaters.

“Apex Legends” (2019)

What was expected to be one of the biggest blunders in 2019 quickly became one of the best new games in the genre. “Apex Legends” brought a plethora of improvements to the battle royale formula ... but with that came a mob of hackers and cheaters. While developer Respawn Entertainment has banned hundreds of thousands of players, and put others on their own server, the problem continues to this very day, and some players feel that Respawn isn't doing enough to clean the scene. Hey, we'd be a little pissed off, too, if some of the top players were caught in the act!

“Team Fortress 2” (2007)

Unfortunately, not even “Team Fortress 2” is safe from cheaters who won’t put the time in to just git gud. Over the past decade, the game has seen players running rampant with cheating scripts that grant them auto-aim and wall opacity abilities. And really, those two just scratch the surface - there are also cheats like Backtrack, Custom Item Schema, Triggerbots … the list goes on! As if this wasn’t bad enough, “Team Fortress 2” has also had a problem with spam bots spouting racist and homophobic slurs. Plus, a source code leak in April 2020 allegedly exposed players to malware - although Valve has disputed this. Needless to say, it’s been an absolute mess.

“PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” (2017)

You want to know how bad cheating has become in PUBG? Well, let’s put it this way - the anti-cheat team often bans over ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND cheaters a WEEK! That isn’t coming from some random estimate either; this is coming from PUBG_Hawkinz, the game’s community manager. In December 2019, one Reddit user made a post claiming that the game was being abandoned by almost everyone, including the developers. Hawkinz made a lengthy response, and in it, revealed the numbers. In July 2020, the developers introduced a new anti-cheat initiative, so maybe this will help restore integrity in the game?

“League of Legends” (2009)

We hear you - “if PUBG is banning one hundred thousand cheaters per week, how can any other game top that?” Well, “League of Legends” would see that figure and say “Hold my beer”. In October 2018, Riot Games revealed in a blog post that they’d banned more than seven million accounts for scripting. It’s hard to decide whether that number is concerning, or should come as a relief; they claim that because of their efforts, encountering such players in ranked matches is relatively rare. Think “Valorant” will ever reach those numbers? Well, it’s already reached more than ten thousand within the game’s first month of early access!

“Fortnite” (2017)

Yeah, we were bound to see “Fortnite” somewhere on this list. So, how insane is the number of cheaters present in this game? Truth be told, it’s tough to even make a good estimate let alone unearth accurate numbers. However, “Fortnite” seems to go through a new cheating scandal on a monthly basis. Stories about new cheats and well-known “Fortnite” players being caught cheating are fairly common. In fact, some players allege that cheating in tournaments is prevalent. Cheaters should beware; some cheats contain malware, and one cheat pack, Syrk, was actually just ransomware in disguise. At this point, we’re not sure why we’re still surprised at each new story.

“Grand Theft Auto Online” (2013)

“GTA Online” remains immensely popular, but is often criticized for its grindy progression system and lobbies of toxic players. Worse though are the cheaters. Dubbed “modders”, these players exist only to ruin your experience, whether it’s by getting you in trouble with the game’s police or straight up wasting you. It’s gotten to the point where members of the community and even a few outlets are calling out Rockstar and claiming that the devs don’t care enough about the state of the community. And the players that wreak havoc with their hover bikes aren’t helping!
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