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Activision declares war on website with CoD cheats

When it comes to cheaters, Activision Blizzard obviously can’t take a joke anymore. The globally successful game publisher has now taken legal action against a German website that distributes cheats for the multiplayer hit Call of Duty: Warzone and earns money with them.

Litigation against “EngineOwning”

Apparently, Activision has now followed up the words of its “multi-layered anti-cheat security initiative” with action. As the colleagues from “The Verge” report, the publisher wants to take legal action against a German website for cheaters. On “EngineOwning”, interested parties can choose the right cheat or cheats from an extensive range and then buy them. While in the past this often involved a combination of numbers and letters, the provider relies on contemporary software that is implemented in the game. With its lawsuit, Activision is pursuing the goal …

“to stop the unlawful conduct of an organization that distributes and sells for profit numerous fraudulent software products designed to enable members of the public to gain unfair competitive advantages in COD games.”

Extensive Cheat Offerings

If you take a look at the wide-ranging cheat software from EngineOwning, you can definitely get the blush on your face as an “honest” player of Call of Duty: Warzone. You can choose between many different “player facilitations” within the framework of a convenient subscription model. For example, you can activate wallhacks or use aimbots, which are feared by other players. Of course, this is not only a huge thorn in the side of the player community, but also of Activision Blizzard. Thus, the publisher’s statement of claim further states that the

“ongoing activities are detrimental to Activision’s games, its overall business, and the experience of the COD gaming community”

Activision is claiming damages

But the publisher doesn’t just want the website to cease operations. On top of that, he makes extensive claims for damages. Thanks to the demanded 2,500 US dollars per violation, this should add up to quite a bit. Provided that the opinion of the court coincides with that of Activision Blizzard’s legal department.

Website justifies cheats

Entering the website of EngineOwning opens a true El Dorado for every passionate cheater. However, the company does not give the impression that it helps players to become a winner in an unfair way. Quite the opposite. EngineOwning sees itself in the right and almost appears with a Robin Hood-like hero attitude. With the help of the “cheat software for various multiplayer games”, they want to make sure that “everyone has the opportunity to win and enjoy online games”. However, Call of Duty is only one example of the games covered by the company. For example, other well-known shooters such as Battlefield 5 and Halo Infinite can also be found here. For each of these games, EngineOwning has the right software ready. Whether the lawsuit from Activision Blizzard will change anything about the dubious dealings of the website is unfortunately doubtful. However, the publisher will definitely win the hearts of its community with this step.

Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Bad Segeberg.

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When it comes to cheaters, Activision Blizzard obviously can’t take a joke anymore. The globally successful game publisher has now taken legal action against a German website that distributes cheats for the multiplayer hit Call of Duty: Warzone and earns money with them. Litigation against „EngineOwning“ Apparently, Activision has now followed up the words of … (Weiterlesen...)

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