According to Kotaku, Activision has stopped on its feet the advance of a new software for online video games that promised users to win every game. The creators of the software had a promotional video on YouTube that now drop a messagee of copyright infringement by Activision.
The video is still visible on other media, but the website (which Kotaku has not shared to avoid giving it traffic) has changed in the last few hours. Right now it doesn’t show any visual or written reference to Call of Duty, so clearly Activision has achieved a victory in court.
Miracle software for cheaters
However, the software is still available for other games as the creators promise results in “all current shooters.” So others like Apex Legends, Overwatch or PUBG are in danger of new cheaters flooding their servers with this new software.
From the web they promise that it is a matter of pointing and letting the program do the rest on both PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Therefore, the cheaters would have crossed the barrier of the consoles and would threaten the ecosystem of many titles.
The cheating business is a multi-million dollar one, not recently the Chinese government managed to dismantle a gang that handled figures close to 100 million dollars, so it is a serious matter in many regions.
In this way, we hope that Activision will lead the way for the rest. Many companies fight cheats on a daily basis in their games and until now no viable solutions have been found. Every day more players who have cheated are expelled, but more keep coming, so it seems that the only solution is to go for them directly as Activision has done.