Activision is suing popular cheat game provider EngineOwning, accusing the Germany-based site of distributing malicious cheats and hacks. According to the lawsuit, the company is seeking $2,500 for each violation.
EngineOwning was founded in 2014 and sells cheats for various major games that the company claims are undetectable. Website with outstanding features of Activision’s Call of Duty mass on its landing page, offering scams and exploits such as aimbots, fast firepower, improved radar and player detection, and other advantages.
In the lawsuit, Activision claims they have committed huge resources to combat fraud in their games, but the constant efforts of cheat providers have cost the company revenue and reputation.
The EngineOwning website displays a mission statement that “everyone should be able to win and enjoy online matches.” However, cheating in competitive multiplayer games, such as Call of Duty: Warzone, which tends to ruin the experience for most players, disrupt gameplay mechanics, and sabotage the competitive element. In turn, angry players can blame the game developers if the cheating issues are not resolved. Indeed, Reddit users on /r/CODWarzone have reacted positively to the news that Activision is suing the site, with many expressing hope that the outcome will be positive for gamers.
With sites like EngineOwning monetizing fraud and mining, the matter could end up looking like a security arms race. It was recently reported that Richochet, the anti-cheat system in Call of Duty: Warzone, Yes banned about 50,000 cheaters in one day, to show the scale of the problem. However, cheaters now seem to be getting around the system, with some openly mocking the game with usernames like ‘NiceAnticheat’ and ‘@YesImHacking.’ Call of Duty: Vanguard also experienced a wave of fraud, 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 cheating in their multiplayer games. Last year, Rockstar Games began hiring more cheat analysts to address the ongoing issues in the game. Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online. It also implemented stricter measures against players caught in the act, with Rockstar delete account in some cases.
For those who like to experiment with scams and exploits, this latest move by Activision could be bad news. But while cheats can be fun in some games in certain contexts, they’re often harmful in competitive multiplayer games, ruining the experience for most players. Efforts to prevent these activities may benefit Call of Duty: Warzone communities and other games targeted by EngineOwning’s activities.
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