Activision is on a campaign against cheaters in Call of Duty: Warzone. The publisher has announced a “multi-layered anti-cheat security initiative” which already included the implementation of the Ricochet anti-cheat driver for the online shooter in December 2021. Now publisher Activision has sued a German website that is one of the sources of cheaters.
As reported by The Verge, a lawsuit was filed against the German cheat website EngineOwning on January 4th, 2022. The lawsuit demands that EngineOwning stop selling cheat software. By filing the lawsuit, Activision claims “to put a stop to the illegal behavior of an organization that distributes and for profit sells numerous fraudulent software products that are intended to enable members of the public to gain unfair competitive advantages in the COD games.” Or to put it more simply: EngineOwning helps gamers cheat and earns money in the process.
EngineOwning offers cheat subscriptions including aimbots, wallhacks, radar, triggerbots, recoil and bullet spread suppression, rapid fire, and various anti-cheat detection bypasses.
The lawsuit goes on to say that the “ongoing activities are detrimental to Activision’s gaming, its overall business and the experience of the COD gaming community.” In addition, you are entitled to EngineOwning’s winnings. Alternatively, Activision wants the maximum statutory damages of US $ 2,500 for each violation by the defendant, as well as compensation for litigation costs.
EngineOwning’s website states that the company “offers cheat software for various multiplayer games” because it believes that “everyone should be able to win and enjoy online games”. In addition to the cheat subscription services for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone, the website also lists cheats for a number of other games, including Call of Duty: Vanguard, Halo Infinite, Battlefield 5 or Splitgate. They are also currently working on a cheat package for Overwatch. Despite the lawsuit, it does not yet appear that the website operators will give up their activities.