Activision Bans More Than 20,000 Cheaters From ‘Call Of Duty Warzone’

Call Of Duty: Warzone (Image courtesy of Activision)

Call Of Duty: Warzone (Image: Activision)

Call of Duty Warzone has had millions of people playing the Battle-Royale take on the military-shooter franchise. However, it would seem that a lot of these players were also partaking in some form of cheating, and Activision has laid the hammer down on them. In a report from Vice, Activision has deactivated the accounts of over 20,000 players who were “allegedly using an app to help them cheat.” The app in question is called “EngineOwning,” and is currently being used on PC Games, including  Titanfall 2, Star Wars Battlefront 2 and nearly every Call of Duty and Battlefield game.

The Vice reports a specific incident regarding a streamer named Wagnificent, who was banned while playing CoD Warzone live on Twitch. “After getting his first kill in the game, with 111 players still left in the match, Wagner’s computer froze and displayed an error message,” Vice reports. After restarting, Wagner received a message saying that his account was banned.

Today, EngineOwning listed on its site that its software has been “detected” in Warzone, and its servers for San Fransisco and Germany are “offline.” Back in April, Activision banned over 50,000 accounts that were caught cheating, with Infinity War warning that more bans were to come, in a social media post from July.

Call of Duty: Warzone has now begun its Season 6 update.


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