Not content with just banning players, Activision has launched a lawsuit against the websites that sell cheats for Call Of Duty.
For the first time in what seems a long while, Activision has done something that nobody will criticise them for – at least not anyone that wishes Call Of Duty had less cheaters.
In recent months, the problem with cheaters has become almost unbearable in Call Of Duty games, despite tens of thousands of players being banned for using cheat software.
EngineOwning is one of the sources of those cheats, selling a variety of aimbots, triggerbots, radar systems, and other modifications to anyone willing to pay for them.
The lawsuit has been filed in the Central District of California and claims that EngineOwning is ‘an organisation that is distributing and selling for profit numerous malicious software products designed to enable members of the public to gain unfair competitive advantages’.
Although EngineOwning is primarily based in Germany there’s a good chance Activision will win, as modifying the game in an way, by using a cheat code, is against the terms and conditions.
The same site also sells cheats for games such as Battlefield 5, Halo Infinite, and Splitgate, and currently claims to be working on a suite of options for Overwatch – which is also an Activision Blizzard product.
EngineOwning is far from the only source of cheats, so their collapse would have relatively little direct impact on the number of cheaters in-game.
However, if the lawsuit is successful it will make other cheat sites think twice and if Activision starts to go after them as well then players may finally begin to see significant improvements to the fairness of online matches.
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