Activison shuts down x22 Cheats, a popular cheat provider.
October 28, 2021
Activision has confirmed x22 Cheats received a Cease and Desist.
Ahead of RICOCHET’s server-side launch, it seems like Activision is taking legal action against cheat providers. Today, moderators of the x22 Cheats Discord server let their customers know that they’ll be shutting down development of their Call of Duty cheats. This includes any and all Activision related titles. An Activision representative has confirmed to ModernWarzone the authenticity of this report and cease and desist.
This isn’t the first time Activision has taken legal action against cheat providers. Earlier this year Activision went after CXCheats and Gator Cheats and more recently, Crazy Aim.
What does this mean?
A Cease and Desist (C&D) usually means, removing the products in question from the store front. In this case, removing them from advertising and being available to purchase on the site. It’ll also include destruction of the software in question, which includes various versions of the cheat and any support provided to 3rd party resellers. Finally, it’ll include the disclosure of revenue – made from the selling and support – to Activision. Sources say the impact to x22’s business may range from 100-200k a month.
Failure to follow the order would leave x22 open to a bigger lawsuit. Impacting their business, as COD isn’t the only game they provide cheat software for. So it makes sense why they’d listen to the initial C&D.
x22 is based out of France and while different countries have different laws, we may see more C&Ds sent out to cheat providers over the coming weeks. Call of Duty: Vanguard is less than a week away, and Warzone Pacific is just over one month away from releasing in Warzone.
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