Activision files lawsuit against popular cheating website EngineOwning
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On Tuesday, Activision filed a lawsuit against EngineOwning, one of the most well-known cheating websites, which specializes in developing cheats for Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific. This is one in a long line of lawsuits that Activision filed against cheating websites in the last calendar year, with the website Golden Gun going down most recently due to Activision’s actions in late 2021.

Warzone Pacific has become a safer place in recent months thanks to the release of the RICOCHET Anti-Cheat. However, some cheats have still gotten past the software, leading to Activision’s current lawsuit. According to the suit, the publishers feel that EngineOwning has been “distributing and selling for profit numerous malicious software products designed to enable members of the public to gain unfair advantages.”

Cheating website receives lawsuit from Activision

Activision officially filed the suit in California on Jan. 4. The company claims that EngineOwning has caused “millions of dollars” in damages and that it’s looking to put a stop to its behavior before it apparently releases new cheats for Overwatch, another game published by Activision.

EngineOwning is one of the most popular cheating websites on the market right now. On Tuesday, the official Twitter account for the website claimed it had developed a new update to help players get around RICOCHET in Warzone Pacific.

In the suit, Activision claims that EngineOwning is harming their business and the players that take part in the publisher’s titles.

“These ongoing activities damage Activision’s games, its overall business and the experience of the CoD player community,” the suit reads. “This Court must put a stop to [the] defendants’ misconduct, and Activision is entitled to monetary damages, injunctive and other equitable relief and punitive damages.”

Despite the RICOCHET Anit-Cheat working to ban nearly 50,000 cheaters since it launched, Activision appears to be committed to shutting down any third-party cheating manufacturers going forward.


Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.


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