Call of Duty players have complained about cheaters ever since the days of the Xbox 360, when players would illegally modify their controllers to shoot faster. Now, Activision Blizzard has filed a cease and desist letter against another Call of Duty cheats manufacturer, and it appears that the site has stopped hosting cheats for Activision Blizzard games.
According to a statement posted by GatorCheats on their Discord and obtained by CharlieIntel, Activision Blizzard first sent the site a cease and desist letter back in May 2020, but GatorCheats only closed sales of Modern Warfare and Warzone cheats to new customers, continuing to support those who had already made a purchase. In September, a person hand-delivered a second cease-and-desist letter to the owner of the site, which indicated that if they didn’t completely remove the cheats from their site, they would move forward with litigation.
Following this, the owner of GatorCheats decided to remove all Activision Blizzard products from their site, as well as urging all customers to not seek out cheats from “alternative sources.” This decision follows the similar closure of another cheats site, CXCheats, which stopped selling COD cheats back in late August.
Activision has dropped the hammer on Call of Duty cheaters before, banning more than 70,000 players back in April and promising more ban-waves to come in recent months. The cheating problem has become so rife in Warzone that some console players have taken to disabling cross-play in order to avoid PC players, since it’s much easier to use these tools on a PC than a console.
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