Grand Theft Auto cheat site take down after Take-Two legal threats

Grand Theft Auto cheat site take down after Take-Two legal threats

US publishing giant Take-Two has taken out a Grand Theft Auto Online cheat maker.

As reported by Eurogamer, LunaCheats' website now just features a message saying that it was no longer providing exploits for Rockstar's crime blockbuster and it wouldn't be maintaining hacks it had already sold. The firm says that its ill-gotten gains will be donated to a charity of Take-Two's choice.

"After discussions with Take-Two Interactive, we are immediately ceasing all maintenance, development and distribution of our cheat menu services," LunaCheats wrote.

"We apologise for any and all problems our software has caused to the Grand Theft Auto Online community."

This isn't the first time that Take-Two has gone after GTA cheat makers. Back in 2018, the publishing giant won a legal case against cheat distributor David Zipperer, while the following year a Florida court ruled that Jhonny Perez had to pay the company $150,000 for selling cheats.

Take-Two isn't the only games giant taking cheat makers down. Riot and Bungie took one cheat creator to court earlier this month.

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