‘EngineOwning’ cheats detected by Warzone as users get banned

Another massive cheat creation site called “EngineOwning” is now become unusable in Call of Duty: Warzone.

Infinity Ward, alongside Raven & Blizzard, appear to have found a way to detect users who are using cheats from the ‘EngineOwning’ website late last week.

Since then, users who have been using cheats from EngineOwning have been banned and forced to stop using their cheats in Call of Duty: Warzone.

EngineOwning updated their website to state that Warzone’s cheats are now been ‘detected’ by the developers, meaning they can ban all who are using this cheat in game.

Following this update, users on the site’s forum have started to whine and cry about being banned for using a cheat advertised as “undetectable.”

Update: EngineOwning reached out to ask us to clarify that they do not advertise their cheats as “undetectable” but rather they advertise their software as “merely undetected.”

Here’s some of the cheaters, whining on the site (via @ProRebornYT).

One user said he wants a “refund” on the cheats and game:

Another user complained that the site should stop advertising as “undetectable” as now their accounts are banned.

This ban wave appears to have gone out with even a new patch update, as these messages were posted over the past weekend.

Activision has also been pursuing other cheat creator websites with legal cease and desist orders and lawsuits, forcing them to remove all Activision related cheats from their website.

One of the users who was part of this ban wave is an upcoming streamer known as ‘Wagnificentt.’ He posted on socials that his account was ‘permanently’ banned from accessing Warzone on September 28.

He claims in a tweet he was “falsely banned” and “deeply confused” about his ban. The tweet was met with many of his fans responding asking Activision to free his account.

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@ATVIAssist
I just got falsy banned on WARZONE

Account name is
wagnificent! I’m deeply confused by this as I’m a
streamer likes to thousands of viewers daily

— Nick
Wagner (@Wagnificentt) September
28, 2020
`

However, according to what we’ve heard, Wagnificentt’s ban was part of the ban wave that was issued after the studio started detecting EngineOwning cheats in Call of Duty: Warzone.

A feature of EngineOwning that has been called out is the site could not be detected on streams. This meant followers who were watching streamers could not identify cheats themselves while viewing.

He since posted another tweet, which is now deleted, saying it is “ignorant” to “ignore everyone” that is banned close to a ban wave being the cause of his own ban.

His tweet says “it needs to be addressed” as to why he was banned, but we’re not sure if the studio plans to publicly address each ban wave that goes out.

We have no information suggesting he actually used any cheats, but we are able to report that his ban was part of this specific ban wave itself. There has been false bans reportedly occurring in the past, and the studios have been evaluating all of them on a case by case basis.