Activision Takes Down X Labs With a Cease and Desist

After SM2 was shut down earlier this week, another Call of Duty mod with a huge following received a cease-and-desist from Activision.

This was widely expected after SM2 received their notice this past Wednesday, May 17th. SM2 was a mod intended to overhaul the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009.

X Labs had testimonials from different streamers and content creators on their site, with one saying that IW4x is “better than Modern Warfare 2019.”

One could assume that the biggest reason Activision doesn’t want people polishing their old titles is that it doesn’t incentivize them.

Why would Activision force X Labs to stop?

The other problem is that some of these mods use in-game assets, which is a big no-no. You cannot use another company’s private assets and expect everything to be fine.

You can still play Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops 3 online with your friends without the need for an external client.

Can you still play older Call of Duty titles online?

It’s just that, as we mentioned before, those servers have tons of hackers and are not secure.

Players risk their personal information getting leaked if they play older Call of Duty games due to exploits and holes that Activision doesn’t patch.

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