Bungie is continuing to hound Destiny 2 cheat makers. Three more lawsuits have been launched against three developers of cheat software, including Elite Tech Boss, Lavicheats, and VeteranCheats.
This latest trio of lawsuits comes just weeks after Bungie filed suit against cheat maker Ring 1 in California district court along with Ubisoft. That suit, much like the current three, accused Ring 1 of infringing on Bungie's copyrights and trademarks as well as distributing software that illegally tampered with Destiny 2's code in violation of the DMCA.
The three lawsuits are against companies and people from all over the world. Elite Boss Tech is based in Montreal, Canada but is owned and operated by a Danish man named Daniel "Gokke" Larsen. He operates the site Wallahx.com along with Rober James Dithie, a Canadian man.
Several other names are listed in the court documents obtained by TorrentFreak, although they're only online handles.
Lavicheats was sued in Washington court as the defendant–Kinsal "Lavi" Bansal–lives in Bathinda, India. Three others are listed as defendants, including Maximus, Alfred/ShaktiMaan, and Eivor/Oracle. The site is being sued for offering an aimbot as well as cheats that provide extra ammo and unlimited lives.
Bungie was only able to obtain online aliases for VeteranCheats.com, another site that provides Destiny 2 cheats including an aimbot and unlimited ammo hacks. This suit lists several Twitter posts that prove players have left Destiny 2's competitive game modes as a result of VeteranCheats.com's illegal software.
In the Elite Boss Tech case, Bungie revealed that it spends $1.25 million annually on anti-cheat measures.
"Honest players express frustration and anger at playing against cheaters and the perception that cheating is rampant – or, worse, ignored – can cause users to abandon a game for other options not perceived as overrun by cheaters," writes Bungie in its complaint. "As such, Bungie has been forced to expend tremendous time and significant resources attempting to counteract cheat software such as that developed and sold by Defendants."
Bungie is seeking court-ordered shutdowns on all three cheat distributors and unspecified damages.
Starting next season, these cheat makers will find Destiny 2 a much more difficult game to crack thanks to BattlEye soft-launching alongside Season of the Lost. The new dedicated anti-cheat software will hopefully keep cheaters out of Destiny 2’s PvP game mode, although it doesn’t seem to have stopped Bungie from also targeting cheat makers with lawsuits.