Bungie And Riot Games Team Up To Sue Cheat-Software Creator
Destiny 2 and Valorant have apparently lost “millions of dollars” because of a cheat creator, as such Bungie and Riot Games have had enough and decided to take legal action.
Valorant and Destiny 2 are two of the most popular games of recent times each performing well in their own rights.
With the success of such games comes the problem most popular online games face, cheating, and In this case, the cheat-maker is a hacker called GatorCheats.
The developers of Valorant and Destiny 2, Riot Games, and Bungie have made an unprecedented move and teamed up with each other to file a lawsuit against GatorCheats.
The lawsuit notes that both Valorant and Destiny 2 are free games and that the developers only earn by selling virtual items in said games.
They claim that the success of the system relies mainly on attracting and keeping large audiences that want to invest their money in the games so that they can “ enhance their experience”.
The developers say that the use of cheats works against this system and in turn is depriving them of revenue according to a complaint obtained by Polygon.
Lawyers for Riot and Bungie filed the complaint in the Central District of California court on Friday, alleging that Cameron Santos of GatorCheats — as well as others — is trafficking in “a portfolio of malicious cheats and hacks.”
The complaint alleges that GatorCheats sells and distributes their cheating software not only through their website but also via E-mail, Telegram, and also Discord. The software is apparently designed in such a way that it goes undetected by Bungie and Riot’s anti-cheat technology systems.
Access to GatorCheats software starts from $90/month all the way up to $500 for a lifetime access to the cheating software. Apparently, the cheats for Valorant are more pricey than the Destiny 2 cheats for some reason.
Some of the cheats available are an “aimbot,” which improves a player’s aim, as well as cheats that show enemy health and equipment.
Bungie has apparently issued a cease and desist notice to GatorCheats in the past. GatorCheats then reportedly told players that although it would indeed stop selling the cheat software, it will still support the cheating system of the users who had already purchased the software.
Riot and Bungie are trying to get the court to shut down GatorCheats entire operation saying that the trafficking of cheat software and intentional interference in players breaching contracts is unfair competition.
This isn’t the first time game developers have taken on Cheat makers though. Some of the big names that have gone head to head with these hackers are Nintendo, Activision, Epic Games, Ubisoft, and even Pokémon Go creator Niantic that eventually settled out of court for $5 million.
Even though cheating seems to be a lucrative business it seems that the developers are no longer taking this lying down and you should keep that in mind the next time you decide to buy or download a cheat for a game.