We’re back with the theme of video games and cheats, but this time with a twist of events. Bungie presented a request in August last year thus accusing the owners of several domains who published traps for destiny 2. Under the agreement, the owners will have to pay $13.5 million in damages to Bungie.
Bungie, creators of the popular saga Halo and Destiny, filed a lawsuit in August 2021 against websites that provided cheats and hacks for games. These areas would be veteran cheat, lavicheats Yes Elite Boss Techniciansentenced to a total fine of $13.5 million. This figure was calculated by taking the fine of $2,000 for copyright infringement and multiply it by the 6,765 downloads cheat software for Destiny 2.
Elite Boss Tech would be the creators of cheat software for Destiny 2
According to a report by Andy Maxwell published in TorrentFreakBungie has accused the web domains of breaking the law of copyright, money laundering and for violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Within web portals, the one who started it all seems to be Elite Boss Tech, creating cheat software.
This program shows a graphic overlay which integrates with the Bungie video game and injects coded in the game itself. The business owner, Robert James Duthie Nelson, accept responsibility and affirm that they are the creators. Additionally, the defendants argued that during the development of the cheat software, they did not distribute copies of Destiny 2 or sell derivative works.
They also alleged that certain terms of the Limited Software License Agreement (LSLA) by Bungie are completely unenforceable and that any claims of copyright infringement have been unfounded. Regarding the rest of the offending domains, these were dedicated to the creation, sale and distribution of cheat software, although not specific to Destiny 2.
Cheat mitigations cost Bungie a lot of money
It’s nothing new, that when we talk about systems against cheating, there are many complaints from players. And it is that, these systems are neither easy to implement, nor cheap not especially optimized. According to Bungie, the cheat mitigation technology cost them “exorbitant amounts of money”.
The system to which the company refers would be battle eyean anti-cheat used by many games like Escape from Tarkov, Fortnite That is ark. That said, the argument Bungie uses is that anti-cheat systems in these cases require a surveillance that can never cease, with a constant creation of countermeasures.
Once sentenced, the lawsuit against the creators of cheat software for Destiny 2 will prohibit the creation and further distribution of other versions of programs for this purpose. Something totally logical, where they add, that the creators of the software are prevented from reverse-engineering and manipulating any game.
“Any violation of this order by the defendants will subject them to the full extent of the contempt authority of this Court, including punitive, coercive and pecuniary sanctions.”
This type of lawsuit by Destiny 2 would accompany similar accusations presented by Bungie, as well as Ubisoft Yes riot Games Over the past year. For example, complaints have been filed about the creation of illicit programs to Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Yes Valorant. Moreover, the case of Riot Games resulted in compensation for $2 million for developers.
Well, the famous Activisionsued in January the cheater of Call of Duty, EngineOwning, alleging similar charges. Currently, he is seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.