Bungie doesn’t like hacks and cheats at all. So she went after two companies that offered this kind of service. After negotiations, the companies and their owner reached an agreement to pay US$13,530,000 to the owner of destiny 2. However, the developer is not satisfied and has decided to hunt other names involved in cheating in their games.
The case came to light in 2021. The company, which has already developed titles such as Halo and marathon, opened a copyright infringement lawsuit against the Elite Boss Tech, Lavicheats and VeteranCheats groups.
Thus, in June 2022, Elite Boss Tech, Inc. and 11020781 Canada, in addition to Robert James Duthie Nelson, their owner, agreed to pay the high amount to Bungie. Firms admitted that the cheat software displays a graphic overlay that ends up being integrated into the design of destiny 2injecting new codes into the original product.
In other words, this creates derivative, unlicensed content from the game. As a result, this change violates the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act).
From there, Robert James Duthie Nelson made a deal with Bungie to reveal the identity of another cheater, known as Badger. The executive released documents for the identification of the individual. According to the company, after investigations, a law firm contacted Patrick Schaufuss, Badger’s real name.
Of course the lady destiny 2 filed a lawsuit against Patrick. It didn’t take long for him to agree to cooperate with the company. Thus, the boy decided to hand over all the documents in his possession to assist in the investigation.
There are other names on Bungie’s blacklist
Like many of the characters created by the brand, the company is insistent on its hunt. In addition to the likes of Robert James and Patrick Schaufuss, there are other cheaters on the menu.
Users with nomenclatures such as Slytiger, Arthur S. Aderholt, Luzypher, Goodman, Yimosecai, Riddell and Piskurb193 are some examples, but they have not yet been unmasked.
Even after securing $13.5 million in damages, the company does not want to give up on its endeavor. She believes she will get more information about the criminals.
However, if by any chance the brand is unsuccessful, it hopes to have the cases against the defendants dismissed by the end of November, so that it can return to court at a later date if it deems it necessary.
With information: Torrent Freak.