As seems to be the a monthly occurrence, Activision has taken a lawsuit against yet another Call of Duty: Warzone cheat distributor. The publisher filed the lawsuit in the State of California against EngineOwning, saying the company has damaged “Activision’s games, its overall business, and the experience of the COD player community.”
The lawsuit also names a number of members from EngineOwning, with claims that they’ve violated DMCA laws by distributing cheats, a claim the company may not be able to deal with in court. EngineOwning’s website happily exclaims it sells “high quality cheats” and that “everyone should have the ability to win and enjoy online matches.” The website has cheats for other games developed by Activision, and other publishers as well. Games the website are offering cheats for includes Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019), Call of Duty: Vanguard, Battlefield V, and Halo Infinite.
Activision’s lawsuit doesn’t state how much money the company is looking for from EngineOwning. Instead, the publishing company stated, ““Activision is entitled to monetary damages, injunctive and other equitable relief, and punitive damages against Defendants.”
This is nothing new to Activision, as they’ve been dealing with cheat distributors for years, so this has just become commonplace at this point. They’ve previously taken down other distributors through legal action or the threat of legal action through cease and desist letters.
Legal action was one of the main ways Activision fought Call of Duty: Warzone’s cheating issues. The company did ban over 500,000 accounts, but it never seemed to really help the situation. However, since the new Ricochet anti-cheat has been launched, players have been praising Activision for the system.