Hide your kids, hide your wife as Activision isn’t playing games. The tables have turned as Call of Duty’s publisher has gone hunting a Reddit user down over a leak.
Activision is taking their shooter to heart as the company searches for the forum user as if they’re Bin Laden. Recent reports say the company is using the Digital Millennium Copyright against Reddit to give up information and “identify alleged infringers” regarding the leaked upcoming Call of Duty content.
The user in question is Redditor u/Assyrian2410 after they posted a now-deleted image in a thread. The since-deleted account’s post basically showed the game’s unnamed battle royale mode.
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This isn’t the first instance of game companies going after players. Last year, publisher 2K Games hired individuals to go over to Youtuber SuperMatto’s home. This took place after he made a series of videos leaking Borderlands 3 info. The private investigators were sent over to find out where he got the leaks from. This incident left Matto shaken with him commenting in a video
“On Thursday July 25th, private investigators showed up to my home, trespassed on my private property, and questioned me,” SupMatto said. “I was very tense, as many of you could imagine, having two people in suits you don’t know turn up to your home.”
As of this writing, Reddit hasn’t mentioned or gave up the user’s identity yet. The company has a lot to consider as if they give into Activision’s demands; this could not only set a precedent but discourage others away from the service.
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