We’ve seen publishers launch lawsuits against cheat makers and cheat selling sites plenty of times in the past, although it is rare to see two publishers going after the same site at once. This week, it emerged that both Ubisoft and Bungie are suing a cheat site, which sells ESP and aimbot tools for Rainbow Six Siege and Destiny 2.
The site in question sells cheats via an expensive subscription model, charging anywhere from €25 to €75 per week for access to ESP, aimbot and other hacks to spoof hardware IDs to avoid detection. Its not just Rainbow Six Siege and Destiny 2 targeted either, other popular titles include Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Rust and Dead by Daylight.
As reported by TorrentFreak, both Bungie and Ubisoft are suing the cheat site in California, naming several individuals believed to be behind the business. The lawsuit argues that these products “impair and destroy” the game experience. Copyright and trademark infringement are amongst the allegations included, as key art from games like Destiny 2 and Rainbow Six Siege are used to advertise and sell these cheats.
There is no specific monetary amount that the publishers are seeking, but as we’ve seen in the past, lawsuits like this can bring hefty fines down upon cheat makers. In this case, damages could amount to millions of dollars due to the popularity of these cheats and their high price tag.
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KitGuru Says: Currently, the site selling these cheats is still live and active, so we won’t be linking to it or directly naming it here. We would expect to see it taken down soon, however, in order to avoid further legal and financial issues.