Destiny 2 cheat distributor agrees to pay Bungie $13.5 million

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

The company has also agreed to a permanent injunction against creating any new cheats for Destiny 2 or any other Bungie game.

As seen in court Documents and report from TorrentFreakBungie accused Canadian cheat company Elite Boss Tech of violating the Destiny 2 user agreement with its software, as well as costing the developer “exorbitant amounts of money” to develop anti-cheat technology. Bungie also noted that Elite Boss Tech disrupted player experiences and damaged Destiny 2’s reputation, which in turn threatened the game’s commercial viability.

While Elite Boss Tech argues that it never copied Destiny 2’s code and that some of Bungie’s claims were based on unenforceable data from its limited software license agreement, the cheater company agreed to pay $13.5 million in damages and agree not to create Destiny 2 cheats again. . $13.5 million was calculated based on the number of times Elite Boss Tech’s cheat software was downloaded; 6,765 times, fined $2,000 each.

“This permanent injunction is binding against defendants worldwide, regardless of the territorial scope of the intellectual property rights identified in the complaint and can be enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction wherever the defendants or their assets may be located,” the settlement said.

“Any violations of this order by defendants will subject them to the full scope of the contempt of court, including punitive, coercive and monetary sanctions.”

Bungie isn’t the only company to go after cheating companies. Activision recently filed a lawsuit against a cheating distributor in Call of Duty. Riot, along with Bungie, also filed a lawsuit against GatorCheats last year. The developer of PUBG Mobile recently won $10 million in compensation from the cheat maker as well.

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Matt Purslow is the UK news and features editor for IGN.

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