Since the moment the human race started playing
games, we’ve had cheaters, and video games
are no different.
Whether it’s using simple life-hacks, or actual,
literal hacks, gamers have found all sorts
of innovative ways to bend the rules.
Here’s a look at some super creative ways
people have cheated in video games.
The red dot
The simplest way to cheat in modern first-person
shooting games is by actually adding a dot
to your TV to assist with hip-fire or quick-scoping.
It sounds too easy to be true, but something
as simple as sticking a red light to your
screen, can help you know where to aim your
gun without actually aiming.
If you want to become a master at hip-firing,
this trick might be exactly what you need.
Breaking the world
Dark Souls 3 has broken a lot of spirits,
so it’s only fitting that someone broke the
game in return.
A speedrunner going by the name Distortion2
discovered this glitch, using it to beat the
entire game in only 36 minutes and 43 seconds.
The game-breaking exploit involved the player
casting the Tears of Denial spell to survive
dying, bringing them back to 1 HP.
This was done while traveling through a gap
in the world’s geometry, so the player essentially
fell through the world.
The bug has since been patched, so if you’re
looking to bypass a month’s worth of agony,
you’ll have to figure out your own clever
way to do it.
Fearing the Reaper
The Blue Öyster Cult told you not to fear
the Reaper, but as this little cheat in Overwatch
proves, a little fear can’t hurt — especially
if the Reaper’s hidden in the walls of the
Temple of Anubis and can kill you unseen.
This masked assassin has a nifty little move
that allows him to teleport from place to
place, and in the Temple of Anubis map, there
are spots he could use to teleport past walls
or ceilings, dropping him into a spot at the
last capture point.
A Reaper player could remain hidden behind
the walls, able to attack everything in sight
while staying completely protected.
The Overwatch overlords at Blizzard eventually
fixed this exploit, but it’s just a matter
of time until someone figures out another
way to game the system.
The art of sword-flying is a Halo 2 technique
that sends players hurtling through the air
thanks to some fancy trigger-work and weapon-switching.
Essentially, when you switch weapons while
lunging with a sword, the game will continue
the lunge motion no matter how far away you
were to begin with.
You’ll fly great distances and can position
yourself up high, taking potshots from your
very own sniper’s nest.
Do you like stealing from NPCs in Skyrim without
Then there’s one word you need to know: buckets.
One bizarre trick in The Elder Scrolls 5:
Skyrim involves placing a bucket or kettle
or basket on an NPC’s head.
Not only does it look ridiculous, it also
prevents them from seeing you stealing all
This cheat is hilariously easy to pull off,
turning even the most bumbling adventurer
into a master thief.
The Rainbow Road
Remember the Rainbow Road track in Mario Kart
Remember how annoyed you’d get when your buddies
They probably did it using this little shortcut,
which involves jumping off the side just before
that large drop.
If your aim is on target, you land smack-dab
in the middle of the track way up ahead, having
bypassed about a third of the course.
The same sort of trick was possible on the
Wario’s Stadium course, where you could use
one of the jumps to vault over the barrier
and onto another segment of the track, landing
close to the finish line.
It was a dirty move…but it was also pretty
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