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Activision Is Suing Massive Call Of Duty Cheat Site

Activision Is Suing Massive Call Of Duty Cheat Site
Raven Software | EngineOwning

Written by 

Joseph Kime

Posted 

5th Jan 2022 11:02

Cheating is synonymous with Call of Duty right now. So much so, it's hardly worth even mentioning. Warzone has suffered massively with raids by hackers, and in many ways, the naive structure of the game's anti-cheat allowed the title to become a hive of dorks who pay for cheats to gain the in-game advantage.

The RICOCHET anti-cheat measures have helped somewhat, but it still hasn't been able to keep the game airtight. The problem is incredibly frustrating and not very effective - so the teams behind the franchise are taking a different approach.

Why Is Activision Taking A Huge Cheat Site To Court?

Activision Is Suing Massive Call Of Duty Cheat Site
Infinity Ward

On January 4, Activision filed a lawsuit in California against EngineOwning - a frontrunner in the cheating scene for Warzone hacks. The company offers subscription services to patrons, which offers them wallhacks, aimbots, and more for a lump fee. 

EngineOwning has allowed players to take the advantage with ease, and in some cases, showcased the cheats to take over and practically play the game on their behalf. There's also the ability to effectively dodge the game's anti-cheat measures, which is the salt rubbed into Activision's wound.

This company also provides cheats for the likes of Star Wars Battlefront 2, Titanfall 2, Halo Infinite, and a slew of Battlefield titles. It means much of the FPS genre remains untouched.

Lawsuit Reveals Details Of EngineOwning Threats

Infinity Ward

According to the lawsuit itself, Activision is looking to "put a stop to unlawful conduct by an organization that is distributing and selling for profit numerous malicious software products designed to enable members of the public to gain unfair competitive advantages."

In terms of damages, Activision is looking for the company's entire profits, or "alternatively, Activision is entitled to the maximum statutory damages [...] in the amount of $2,500 with respect to each violation by Defendants".

It looks like Activision isn't willing to take prisoners here, and with fair reason - here's hoping not only that this puts an end to some of the game's cheating from EngineOwning, but it also deters other sites from following in their footsteps.

This strategy might be a little extreme, but who knows - it could pay off nicely for Activision. If nothing else, it might help alleviate SOME of those accusations Warzone is a "dead game". Thena gain, invisible skins don't really help that.

 

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