Activision continues its crackdown against cheats in Call of Duty, files lawsuit against EngineOwning

Activision continues its crackdown against cheats in Call of Duty, files lawsuit against EngineOwning
  • Activision, the developer of Call of Duty (COD) games, is cracking down on cheats.
  • It has filed a lawsuit against EngineOwning, a portal that sells malicious cheating software.
  • The company had earlier banned 48,000 cheating accounts across its popular COD titles.
In yet another crackdown on cheats being used in the Call of Duty (COD) games, its developer, Activision, has filed a lawsuit against EngineOwning that develops and sells cheating softwares for several games, including COD.

With the lawsuit, Activision plans to stop the cheats from affecting any of its games. As reported in The Verge, the company said that it wants to stop the distribution and sales of such malicious software that gives an unfair advantage to COD players, damaging the gaming experience and its overall business.

What does the cheating software do?

According to the lawsuit, the company claims that the software allows players to manipulate the games to their own advantage by accessing information that is generally hidden to players. With these cheats, the players can get the location of opponents and the weapon can aim automatically at the opponents.
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Although the company has named 50 persons in the lawsuit, it acknowledges that the real identities and their capacities are unknown to Activision.

Anti-cheating system


Activision is looking to get stringent when it comes to cheating in any of its games. It recently introduced an anti-cheat system in its popular titles, Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Vanguard. This helped them identify 48,000 cheater accounts, and ban them.

Unfair advantage to players

Cheating gives an unfair advantage to those deploying the cheats and it affects how the gaming experience is for the other players. Players who are affected by cheaters tend to lose interest in the game. This proves to be detrimental to a game developer. Curbing the cheats in games is key to the success of a title.

Even with the filing of this lawsuit, EngineOwning continues to sell the cheating software on its website. However, Activision filing the lawsuit is certainly a welcome move for the gamers who get affected by cheaters.

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