Activision Sues Another Call of Duty: Warzone Cheat Website

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.

I am a Platinum lover and an ex- Cod-aholic. I've been playing games since I was 5 years old and I refuse to quit, despite my mother's attempts to get me to. God of War and its successors are my all time favorite games.

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