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Activision reportedly suing popular Call of Duty cheat website

Published: 30/Aug/2020 14:10

by Daniel Cleary

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Call of Duty publishers Activision appear to be cracking down on cheaters by targeting websites that offer aimbots and wallhacks for Modern Warfare and Warzone.

With almost any online multiplayer game, such as Warzone, there are always a small section of players who look to get ahead by gaining an unfair advantage, with the likes of aimbots and wallhacks.

While the player base at large has criticized Activision over the volume of hackers in Modern Warfare, they have taken action, reportedly suing one of the top websites where players can purchase these cheats.

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Players have called for Activision to address the cheating issue in Warzone and Modern Warfare.

Although a number of ban waves have been issued in Warzone, plenty of players and even top streamers such as shroud have still criticized the state of Warzone after encountering blatant hackers in the game.

Following Infinity Ward’s statement addressing the cheating problem, a major action has been taken with one cheating website (which will not be named to avoid inadvertent promotion), after u/MrTheRevertz- shared screenshots of the website’s Discord announcement.

“Activision Publishing Inc has filed a lawsuit against the website and has made it clear to us that our services violate their Terms of Use,” they revealed.

Screenshot of discord chat

They added that the lawsuit had caused them to agree to stop developing selling these cheats for Modern Warfare and Warzone on their site.

“As a result of our lawsuit with Activision we have agreed to cease development and support for all Call of Duty related products or services sold through the site.”

The cheat developers followed up, claiming that the products will not be made available in any form and warned their users that they may receive suspensions or bans from Infinity Ward or Activision if they continue using the cheats.

Users on the website’s public forum were angry, complaining that they had paid for access to the cheats that were now not working. Some were hoping they would get a refund.

The website still currently offers hacks for other games, including Apex Legends and PUBG.

Along with targeting the websites, Infinity Ward had recently confirmed that more in-game ban waves are on the way with future Modern Warfare and Warzone updates.

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Call of Duty pro ZooMaa steps down from competing in CDL

Published: 19/Jan/2021 17:37 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 17:47

by Jacob Hale

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New York Subliners SMG star Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparratto has announced that he’s stepping down from competing in professional Call of Duty, just days before the CDL Kickoff Classic brings the league back for the 2021 season.

ZooMaa has a storied career in Call of Duty, and has spent the last year representing his home city of New York under the Subliners, renowned for his no-nonsense yet positive attitude and incredible gameplay.

Arguably one of the best to ever grace the game, the Italian Stallion also represented major organizations such as FaZe Clan throughout his career, winning multiple championships over the years.

Now, on January 19, 2021, ZooMaa has revealed that he will be stepping down from competing in Call of Duty, citing a recurring injury in his thumb and wrist, calling recovering from it “one of the hardest things I ever had to do both physically & mentally.”

In addition, ZooMaa says that “playing through the weakness and pain in my hand just isn’t possible anymore. I don’t enjoy competing when I can’t be the ZooMaa everyone knows and loves.”

Known for his fast playstyle and often-successful flanks, ZooMaa’s gameplay and the fanfare he generates speak to the kind of player and person he has become, and his legacy is one that will remain in fans’ hearts and minds for a very long time.

In the Twitlonger posted by ZooMaa, it’s painfully clear how much this is affecting him, and were it not for his injuries we would likely be seeing him taking to the main stage once again this year and annoying every opponent he comes up against.

“It breaks my heart to step away from a game I put my heart and soul into every single day for eight years,” he explained. “Tearing up just writing this, but I don’t know what else to do at this point.”

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ZooMaa was about as passionate as they come in the Call of Duty world.

This doesn’t look like the end for ZooMaa in the CoD scene, however. He says: “I’m not sure what the future holds and will explore all options as I love this game too much to walk away completely. I look at it as one door closing and another one opening.”

Where Tommy goes next remains to be seen, but fingers crossed this isn’t the last we see of him.