From the very beginning, World of Tanks included an “auto-aim” feature. You simply right clicked on an enemy tank you could see and your gun would automatically aim at that tanks location.
This was not a very effective way to aim though as it typically just aimed for the turret (which is about the heaviest armored part of most tanks) and did not compensate for speed or angle in any way. In the end, using it resulted in more misses and bounces than it ever did any penetrations and damaging shots.
The vast majority of players never used auto-aim for that very reason. About the only time anybody used it were in light (scout) tanks on the move. At top speed, some light tanks can top 60kph, making aiming all but a nearly impossible enterprise. What auto-aim allowed those tanks to do was essentially hurl a few rounds in the direction of an enemy while they focused on their driving. If that tank got around the rear of the enemy, that was about the only time auto-aim was useful; the backs of tanks having less armor meant that precision aiming wasn’t really necessary for the most part.
But that was about the only instance in which auto-aim was ever useful…until a few years ago.
Aimbot is a program that takes the built in auto-aim system and super charges it into the most game breaking, deadly gunnery aid in the game.
Instead of the nearly “brain dead” aim at the turret programing, aimbot is actually programmed to aim at the weak spots (thinnest armored areas) of all tanks. What’s more, it also compensates for speed and angle to make more accurate and deadly shots completely and totally automatic.
As if that weren’t enough, it goes further. Aimbot will keep it’s aim locked even if the tank is no longer visible. That’s right, once you’re spotted, you’re essentially dead. There is no way to hide from it.
Sounds horrible, doesn’t it? But wait! There’s more!
Aimbot will also lock your fire button so that it will not fire unless you have a clear shot at the target you have locked. This saves you an absolute fortune on all those gold rounds you have to spam to compete these days.
In short, aimbot essentially removes any and all gunnery skill from the game completely. You simply right click a spotted tank and keep hammering the fire button until it’s dead.
For those who want to check out this deadly, completely illegal mod, you can get it here: The Aimbot Cheat
But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s well respected QuickyBaby showing and telling all: