Call of Duty and Destiny Studios Win Cheat Maker Lawsuits

Two Call Of Duty cheat makers have been ordered to pay Activision Blizzard $3 million in damages. As reported by GamesRadar (via a story from Axios earlier in the week), the two individuals with ties to cheat manufacturer EngineOwning, a prolific distributer connected to the Call of Duty franchise, were found liable and ordered to pay back the developer. The story dates back to the beginning of 2022 after the case was filed against the group.

The lawsuit was filed to prevent “unlawful conduct” from EngineOwning, who were “distributing and selling for profit numerous malicious software products” that would give players “unfair competitive advantages.” The group had damaged “Activision’s games, its overall business, and the experience of the COD player community.”

Call of Duty’s highly-popular battle-royale, Warzone has been plagued with cheaters since its launch almost three years later (March 10, 2020). In less than a month after its conception, the developers behind the battle-royale had banned more than 50,000 cheaters. In November 2022, Warzone 2 cheaters found a way to fly boats around the Al-Mazrah map to gain unfair advantages.

The report from Axios further reported that AimJunkies, a well-known cheat maker had been ordered to reimburse Bungie, the makers of Destiny, a sum of $4.4 million in damages and legal fees. The cheat maker lost a bid against Bungie in November 2022 for allegedly accessing their systems, as reported by Eurogamer.

Destiny 2: Lightfall is scheduled for release on February 28, 2023, and to prepare you for the date, GameLuster has compiled a rundown of everything you need to know about the new expansion.

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