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Activision Lawyer "Trolled" By Call of Duty Cheat Makers, Who Claim They'll Never Be Found

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Activision Lawyer "Trolled" By Call of Duty Cheat Makers, Who Claim They'll Never Be Found

In case you missed it, earlier this month, Activision filed a lawsuit against a group of cheat makers, who have apparently sold cheats to “tens of thousands” of Call of Duty: Warzone players. The defendants, EngineOwning, offer cheats for a plethora of different multiplayer games, including Halo Infinite, Battlefield V, and Splitgate.

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Obviously, Activision were never going to be happy about people profiting from cheats for their games. As reported by TorrentFreak, the lawsuit reads: “Activision seeks to put a stop to unlawful conduct by an organisation that is distributing and selling for profit numerous malicious software products designed to enable members of the public to gain unfair competitive advantages (i.e., to cheat) in the COD Games. These ongoing activities damage Activision’s games, its overall business, and the experience of the COD player community.”

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However, things haven’t been going too well for Activision, as it seems they’ve so far been unable to actually track down the real identities of the individuals behind the cheat software. That, and the defendants have also apparently taken to trolling the lawyer who’s after them.

“Defendants (or other anonymous individuals employed by EngineOwning) also began actively mocking Activision, such as by heavily promoting its Call of Duty Cheats and ‘trolling’ me and my firm with fake online groups and user profiles,” wrote Activision lawyer Marc Meyer, in a declaration to the court (again, thanks TorrentFreak).

“[T]he Doe Defendants certainly are aware of this lawsuit. In fact, we are aware that at least one of the Doe defendants posted a message online bragging about being named as a Doe Defendant and claiming that Activision will never find him,” Meyer added.

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In case you were confused (I was), “doe defendant” is basically a stand-in name for a person you’re suing that you don’t know the real name of. New filings with the court suggest that Activision have been running an investigation into EngineOwning since 2017, so it’s been going on for some time, and it now seems that they’ve run out of ways to track down the individuals themselves, so they need help from the court. They’re clearly taking this very seriously, but it remains to be seen if they’ll actually be able to find anyone. 

Featured Image Credit: Activision

Topics: Call Of Duty, Activision, Call Of Duty Warzone

Catherine Lewis
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