Just recently, Bungie teamed up with Ubisoft to go after one of the larger Destiny 2 and Rainbow Six Siege cheat providers. Now, shortly after confirming that BattleEye will be implemented into Destiny 2, Bungie has filed three more lawsuits targeting cheat sellers for copyright infringement.
As reported by TorrentFreak, Bungie is now also suing three more cheat sites, naming the developers thought to be behind creating cheats for Destiny 2. One of the businesses is based in Canada, and is also accused as being used as a front for money laundering. The second site is a popular cheat provider that sells hacks for not just Destiny 2, but other titles like Overwatch, Apex Legends, Rainbow Six Siege, Fortnite and more. The third lawsuit names three defendants and a number of John Does, all accused of developing, selling and distributing aimbot software for Destiny 2.
In all three cases, Bungie is seeking millions of dollars in damages, injunctions and the deletion of all technology involved in the breach of the DMCA. In all three cases, each site used Bungie’s Destiny 2 artwork to advertise cheats.
This news comes as Bungie looks to revamp Destiny 2 PvP on PC, which has had a cheating problem for quite some time now. To combat this, Bungie is not only using legal means to go after cheat sellers, but it is also working on implementing new anti-cheat technology, such as BattlEye, which will be in place at the start of the next season of Destiny 2.
KitGuru Says: While this won’t stop cheats completely, but as more sites go down, it should hopefully discourage others from building businesses around public cheat development and sales. Private cheats are another story.