Cheating Call of Duty streamer gives himself away

An up and coming Call of Duty: Warzone streamer with over 77 thousand followers was caught cheating after he inadvertently showed his cheating software during a live stream on August 24.

MrGolds was a rising star and was known to be a player with impressive gameplay and raw aim while. During his stream last August 24, MrGolds was seen bragging about his recoil even stating “Just because I have good recoil, I’m good at the game,” seemingly taunting his viewers and hyping himself during the stream, claiming his exceptional skill playing Warzone. However, after a few moments, he soon realized that his cheat client, a program called “EngineOwning,” was on display for all his viewers to see.

EngineOwning has advertised itself as a cheat software that would allow everyone to “have the ability to win” and “enjoy online matches.” The said service has operated since 2014 and has provided cheat software for a number of games including Call of Duty: Warzone.

During his stream, MrGolds’ menu window and settings under the EngineOwning showed options to enable an aimbot, trigger bot, radar hacks, wallhacks and other options designed to give users an unfair advantage over others in Warzone.

Viewers took to Twitter and Reddit to share screenshots and videos of MrGold’s cheating, calling out Infinity Ward and Twitch to ban him. Another Warzone streamer, named ERA7E, even tweeted a clip of the entire incident.

As a result, Twitch has since banned MrGolds’ channel. In addition, VoDs and related searches in connection to the channel have also been removed.

In the wake of his ban, MrGolds released an apology video on Youtube confirming that Twitch issued him a temporary, seven-day ban while stating that he was regretful of his actions. The community, however, did not receive his apology well calling it “half-baked” and saying that he “wasn’t sorry at all.”

MrGolds has since turned off the comments on his video, as well as his Instagram account.

Twitch Community Guidelines on gaming content states that:

“Any activity, such as cheating, hacking, botting, or tampering, that gives the account owner an unfair advantage in an online multiplayer game, is prohibited. This also includes exploiting another broadcaster’s live broadcast in order to harass them in-game, such as stream sniping.”

According to TwitchTracker, MrGolds had around 77,400 followers and amassed 57,100 views with a total of 203,000 hours watched. His channel averages 984 viewers per stream with a peak of 3,510 viewers. Some, however, have speculated that MrGolds may be using view bots to boost his viewer count.

Activision, on the other hand, has yet to release any statement in regards to MrGolds or EngineOwning. The company, however, is currently going after another cheat developer, having recently filed a lawsuit against CXCheats for creating cheating software that was widely used in their games including Call of Duty: Warzone.

Upon the filing of the lawsuit, CXCheats immediately issued a statement on their Discord Server saying that they “apologise for any pain” that they have inflicted to the Call of Duty community. Following the release of their statement, the company removed all cheat software for CoD from their website.

Whether or not Activision will also go after EngineOwning is as of yet unknown.


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