Activision Files Lawsuit against Cheat Maker, Forces Apology after Shutdown

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Legal threats received by a cheat maker for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on PC from Activision have apparently caused them to pull its wares and apologize to the CoD community.

The message was captured in a Discord server that has since gone offline. One of the developers warned customers that “using third-party tools in Call of Duty may result in the suspension or banning of your account.” Further, “we apologize for any pain we’ve caused to players of Call of Duty.”

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I was unable to find any lawsuit brought in federal court by Activision in the past four years against any cheat maker. I have reached out to an Activision representative for additional comment, and have contacted the California Supreme Court requesting a copy of the Motion that was filed. As of this article I haven't received a response.

According to an article posted by Polygon, "CxCheat.net was inaccessible at the time of publication. Eurogamer reported this weekend that, when it was still up, CxCheat.net still had cheats for [REDACTED for SFP Honor Code purposes] and [REDACTED for SFP Honor Code purposes] available. One customer complained in the since-deleted Discord of spending $60 on a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare cheat, and wanting a refund."


According to Polygon: Cheating, particularly on the PC, has long been a problem in Call of Duty’s multiplayer, and the popularity of Modern Warfare’s its battle royale mode Warzone has made it even more prevalent. In June, cheating had gotten bad enough that Infinity Ward issued a wave of bans and promised more were coming. “Anything that suggests altering the memory on your console or PC in order to acquire new gear, items, or loadouts beyond what is offered in-game is a hack, and is considered cheating,” the developer reminded.

Source: MSN / Polygon

SFP PSYOP would like to remind all members that SFP will not tolerate cheating or the manipulation of online play to gain an unfair advantage. Mods in single player games, that are supported by the publisher, are allowed. The Code of Conduct allows some manipulation, like sword canceling in Halo 2, when it does not give an unfair advantage or manipulation of leader boards/ achievements.
 
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