CoD cheat provider EngineOwning to pay Activision $14 million in damages

Joseph Pascoulis
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Cheaters are a huge issue in Call of Duty, but Activision have managed to get one over the hackers as their legal case against EngineOwning was finally settled.

Activision have been combatting Call of Duty hackers in more ways than just anti-cheat, as they have also been battling a lawsuit against cheat provider EngineOwning since January 4, 2022.

This case was finally settled as of a hearing on May 20, 2024, which resulted in the cheat provider EngineOwning now owing Activision $14.45 million in damages and $292,000 in legal fees.

The CoD publisher were granted “default judgment” in the case, which means that EngineOwning failed to respond or take action against the claims. The judge also ruled that the EngineOwning website domain be transferred to Activision.

This is significant for Activision and their fight against hackers, as EngineOwning is one of the biggest cheat operators out there, providing players with hacks for Call of Duty, Halo, Overwatch 2, and more.

EngineOwning have been providing Call of Duty players with cheats for many years now, leading to massive complaints from the community aimed at Activision. RICOCHET was formed back in 2021 to combat cheaters, but providers like EngineOwning continued to find ways around the anti-cheat system.

In response, Activision took legal action against cheat providers, claiming that they had even found a number of ‘high-profile’ Call of Duty streamers using hacks.

As you’d expect, the community were incredibly happy about the result of Activision’s legal case against EngineOwning. In the comments of CharlieIntel’s X post regarding the ruling, popular CoD content creator JGOD said, “They got smoked,” while another said, “W, we hate cheaters.”

The hope is that this result leads to a more cheat-free experience, especially in Ranked Play. If this is the case, it’s come in good time for MW3 and Warzone Season 4, which is set to bring some drastic changes.

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