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Bungie and Riot are taking cheat creator to court

Bungie and Riot are taking cheat creator to court

League of Legends and Valorant maker Riot and Destiny studio Bungie are suing cheat software creator GatorCheats.

As spotted by Polygon, the duo filed a case against the company on Friday, December 12th in California, saying that the firm is has caused "massive and irreparable harm" to Riot and Bungie, thanks to loss of "goodwill and reputation" and revenue to the tune of millions of dollars, apparently.

The studios' games are available free of charge, with both making money from the sale of in-game items, something that is obviously under threat if people can just cheat and circumvent progression systems.

Bungie says that it has issued a cease and desist notice to GatorCheats in the past. The firm said that it would no longer sell new exploits, but would continue to support software previously bought by customers.

In a statement, Riot said that: “Cheating undermines a game’s competitive integrity and erodes community trust. Riot is wholly committed to upholding these values for its players, so when we become aware of a cheat maker, you bet we’re going to go after them.”

This comes in the wake of Bungie taking down Destiny 2 cheat PerfectAim in October of last year. When Riot launched Valorant in April 2020, the company admitted that it had been "caught off guard" by cheaters in the game.


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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