Activision is suing website EngineOwning in an effort to address widespread fraud in the company’s Call of Duty titles.
Activision is suing the popular cheat software provider EngineOwning, alleging that the site is based in Germany and is distributing malicious cheats and hacks. According to the lawsuit, the company is claiming $2,500 for each violation.
EngineOwning was founded in 2014 and has sold cheats of various major games, all of which they claim are undetectable. The site specifically creates cheats for Activision’s Call of Duty such as aimbots, quick shots, radar and player detection, and other “mage” cheat advantages.
In the lawsuit, Activision claims it had to devote a large amount of resources to combating cheaters in its games, but the continued efforts of cheating software vendors have resulted in the company being huge loss in both revenue and reputation.
The EngineOwning website displays a statement that “everyone should be able to win and enjoy online matches”. However, cheating in competitive multiplayer games, such as Call of Duty: Warzone, tends to spoil the experience for most other players and disrupt gameplay mechanics and sabotage competitive elements. painting. Not to mention that gamers angry at this unfairness will blame the game developers if the cheating issues are not resolved. Most gamers on the Subreddit /r /CODWarzone have responded positively to the news that Activision is suing the hacking site, with many expressing hope that this will result in a positive outcome for gamers.
With many sites like EngineOwning also making money from selling cheat software and exploiting vulnerabilities in the game, the problem probably won’t end overnight, but it’s recently been reported that the anti-cheat system is in place. The new cheat in Call of Duty: Warzone is that Richochet successfully locked out about 50,000 “mage” in just one day, which for Activision is still trying very hard. However, there are still some cheaters who have bypassed the system and openly mocked the game by naming characters like ‘NiceAnticheat’ and ‘@YesImHacking’. Call of Duty: Vanguard has also experienced a wave of sweepstakes by cheaters, leading some to question the long-term effectiveness of Richochet’s anti-cheat system and Activision’s approach.
Other major game studios are also increasingly active in trying to limit hackers in their multiplayer games. Last year, Rockstar games began hiring more cheat software analysts to address ongoing issues in Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online. The company also takes stricter measures against players caught using malware, such as deleting accounts altogether in some cases.
While cheats or hacks can be fun in some offline games and in certain contexts, they are often harmful in competitive multiplayer games, ruining the experience for most gamers. . Activision’s litigation efforts to block these practices could benefit the community of Call of Duty: Warzone and other games affected by EngineOwning’s activities.
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