Activision tried to end cheating in its Call of Duty game with Ricochet released last year. Its new kernel anti-cheat system, And now it is taking legal action against one of the biggest cheating distributors there.
First report GamesIndustry.biz, Activison submitted a copy litigation Oppose EngineOwning, a German-based website “is engaged in the development, sales, distribution, marketing and use of a series of malicious cheating and hacking attacks on popular online multiplayer games, the most prominent of which is [Call of Duty] game. ”
The lawsuit was formally filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California yesterday (January 4). It specifically targets “trafficking circumvention equipment”-presumably the circumvention of Ricochet-and “intentional interference with contractual relationships and unfair competition.”
The cheats distributed by EngineOwning include automatic firing, automatic aiming, location display cheats, etc., and can cost players from about $5 for a few days to nearly $15 for three months of service. Activision stated that these cheatings and other cheating behaviors spread on the site have caused it to “cause huge and irreparable damage to its goodwill and reputation, and lose a lot of revenue.”Therefore, the company seeks “exemplary and punitive damages” such as GamesIndustry.biz.
With the disclosure of court proceedings, we will update this story.