One of the most challenging aspects of video-games culture for a newcomer, especially for a busy parent, is trying to learn and understand the many, many acronyms and specialised terms. GameHub HQ entries are jargon-free, so you can get the information you need as easily and painlessly as possible, but there are still some words worth knowing. Every Monday, we break down one Word Worth Knowing from the world of gaming.
What is an Aimbot, what do you need to know and why do you need to care?
What It Is: Aimbot = A method of cheating in online combat games.
What It Means: Aimbots are a complex and advanced cheat program used to improve the player’s accuracy when shooting. An aimbot has reflexes many times faster than a person and never makes mistakes, giving it an unfair advantage over human players that is often game ruining.
Why You Care: Use of aimbots in competitive games is deeply frowned on. The cheating player’s aimbot take all their shots for them with the pinpoint speed and accuracy of a computer, giving the opposition no opportunity to fight back. It makes the game completely unfair and unbalanced to play, and may result in human players becoming very frustrated and annoyed. Use of aimbots is considered extremely unsportsmanlike. Players found using aimbots are often banned from a game by the community overseers.