Distributor 2, Destiny 2, agrees to pay Bungie $ 13.5 million - IGN

Distributor 2, Destiny 2, agrees to pay Bungie $ 13.5 million – IGN

The company that develops cheating codes for Destiny 2 has agreed to pay Bungi $ 13.5 million in damages in a move that will end the copyright infringement lawsuit.

The company has also agreed to a permanent ban on the creation of any new cheating software for Destiny 2 or any other Bungie game.

According to court documents and a TorrentFreak report, Bungie accused Canadian fraud company Elite Boss Tech of violating Destiny 2’s contract with its software and costing the developer “too much money” to develop anti-cheating technology. . Bungie also noted that Elite Boss Tech’s software disrupted the player’s experience and damaged Destiny 2’s reputation, which in turn jeopardized the game’s commercial viability.

While Elite Boss Tech claims to have never copied the Destiny 2 code and that some of Bungie’s claims were based on inapplicable statements from his Software License Agreement, the fraud company agreed to pay $ 13.5 million in damages and agreed to never creates Destini 2 cheats again. $ 13.5 million was calculated based on the number of downloads of Elite Boss Tech cheating software; 6,765 times, with a fine of $ 2,000 each.

“This permanent prohibition is binding on defendants worldwide, regardless of the territorial scope of the specific intellectual property rights set forth in the lawsuit, and may be enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction wherever defendants or their property may be found,” the settlement said. .

“Any violation of this order by the defendants will subject them to the full extent of this court’s power of contempt, including criminal, coercive and pecuniary sanctions.”

Bungie is not the only company chasing cheaters. Activision recently filed a lawsuit against Call of Duty cheating distributor. Riot, along with Bungie, also filed a lawsuit against GatorCheats last year. The developer of PUBG Mobile recently also received $ 10 million in damages from the creator of the cheat.

Matt Purslow is IGN’s British news and feature editor.

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