In online video games, there are many different types of players that you will encounter. It can normally be broken down to those that cheat and those that do not cheat. It is safe to say that cheating online is unethical and is looked down upon. However, then we come across players who search for and use glitches or bugs in the video game when playing online. The question now comes, is using video game glitches considered cheating, or just finding more fun in the game. It all depends on how it is used and looked at.
A glitch in a video game can be considered various things but it usually comes down to being a bug in the game, or doing things in the game that you are not supposed to do. Many glitches turn out to be the ability to go through walls, or get access to items or abilities that you should not have. Although exploiting glitches can give you an advantage, it is not the same as using hacking tools to cheat, which is what makes it hard to determine if it is cheating.
Exploiting video game glitches can be fun, however, it is not a good thing to do when other people in the server are trying to play the game legitimately. Those that exploit the game should do so in servers that are designed for this purpose. If there are not any servers available for that, then you should set your own up. Exploiting glitches in games where people are trying to play the game in a way it is supposed to play gives you an advantage, is looked down upon, and is considered cheating.
However, some people consider exploiting glitches in a private server to also be wrong. Although you are minding your own business, many people will think that you will later use these exploits in public rooms. If this ever happens, then you should try explaining to the other player that you are just having fun and you are not affecting the game for anyone else. If the person enters your game and tries ruining it for you, you can simply try to remove the player from your game or password-protect your server.
Exploiting video game glitches can be fun. However, there is a line that needs to be set that determines whether it is cheating or just having fun. Doing this in public, legitimate games is what is normally considered cheating and doing it on your own in a private server is what should be considered alright.