Activision is asking the court for genuine identities on sellers of Call of Duty cheaters


Cheat codes are sold for multiple Call of Duty games.


Activision is looking for the right names and identities of the manufacturers of cheat software sold to Call of Duty players. In a Thursday case before the United States District Court of the Central District of California, Activision has requested “permission to serve fifteen subpoenas necessary for Activision to learn the identities of unnamed or alias ‘Doe’ defendants in this case and for to ensure that all necessary parties have been mentioned in this proceedings. ” The archive was discovered earlier by Axios.

Activision proposes to use social media, payment processors, domain name services, Github code repositories, and Steam to track cheat manufacturers’ names, addresses, email addresses, IP addresses, and other identifiable information. The defendants have also “set up accounts and groups aimed at ‘trolling’ Activision and its lawyer,” Activision claimed Thursday.

The original complaint was filed on January 4th.

“Activision has used and continues to use an enormous amount of resources to combat cheating in its games,” the complaint states. “Notwithstanding these efforts, defendant’s sale and distribution of the fraudulent software has caused Activision to suffer massive and irreparable damage to its goodwill and reputation and to lose significant revenue.”

Activision did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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