At the end of August, Activision Blizzard became quite famous after suing a group called CXCheats, which is involved in the creation of cheats for games from the Call of Duty series, among others. However, it wasn't the only one to get in the company's sights. As it turns out, in the fight against cheaters, appropriate steps were also taken against another large team, which prepared illegal assistances for Modern Warfare and Warzone - GatorCheats (via Charlie INTEL).
The history of the battle with Activision Blizzard was shared on Discord by the owner of GatorCheats. According to his statement, everything started in May this year. It was then that the lawyers of Call of Duty's publisher sent a cease and desist letter to the team. As a result, it was decided to withdraw from sale all cheats developed for Modern Warfare and Warzone. But this was not enough. Here's what we read later in the announcement:
Also in September 2020, I received very clear communication in a follow up from Activision Blizzard’s attorneys communicating that they would litigate (file a law suit against me) if I didn’t comply with continuation of stopped sales as well as a complete stoppage of interaction with and updating of any products related to their client’s products.
It has been made that stopping sales to new customers is not enough, and as much I as love my customers, I love my family more. I cannot afford to litigate with this company and I have a responsibility to my family as the only individual with income (...).
I have already stopped selling products, including updates related to Activision Blizzard's products.
I will hereby never create, test or update products related to products owned by Activision Blizzard.
And in fact, when we go to GatorCheats' website we will not find any cheats related to Call of Duty or other Activision Blizzard products. However, the whole situation did not deter them completely. There are still cheats for GTA Online, Dead by Daylight and Valorant on sale.
Finally,we would like to remind that the next installment of Call of Duty - Black Ops - Cold War - will debut on November 13, this year. Will the decisive actions of Activision Blizzard make it relatively free of cheats from the beginning? Let's hope so.
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