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The traps They are an endemic problem in online gaming: wherever there is a multiplayer title, there will be cheaters using software to take an unfair advantage of other players. It’s something that has been happening since time immemorial, but now a study by Surfshark, an Internet security tool, has put estimated figures on the number of cheats in each game, also dividing the number of people who use hacks by country (in Spain, for example, we are above the average in players who cheat, according to the study).
This brand has established a somewhat strange methodology to discern which online video games have more cheats: first they have created a selection of the most popular online games and then they have looked for cheat videos on YouTube to count how many visits they have in total. Among the searches, terms such as aimbot, which are the softwares that help you to aim directly at the enemies and usually at their head, or wallhack, the cheat method that lets you see through walls.
Fortnite the game with the most cheats, followed by Overwatch
With this methodology Surfshark has concluded that Fortnite is the game with the most cheats because the videos related to these topics add a total of visits of 26,822,000 million keeping a lot of distance with the second title with more cheats, which according to this study is Overwatch with its 9,279,829 views in videos of cheats. In third place we have Counter-Strike: Global Offensive thanks to the fact that the YouTube videos that talk about how to cheat in the game have been seen more than 6,700,000 million times.
In the list, as you can see, there are other games that have had cheating issues in your community even if they don’t appear first in the list here. Call of Duty: Warzone, for example, occasionally performs a massive cleaning of cheats: the last one took ahead more than 60,000 accounts. Also Valorant and Destiny 2 appear here after Riot Games and Bungie decided to sue a cheater software vendor online.
If we go to the geographical area, the countries with the most cheats by number of players are Sweden, Georgia and the United States. The Spanish are above the average in the number of cheaters with around 1500 hackers for every million players.