Cheating is not new in gaming, in fact, cheat codes and hacks are used by many. Many are for harmless fun, some cheat codes have even been created by the developers behind the game. However, some gamers take things too far, and use cheats in competitions and online play to get a leg up on their competition. This can cause a lot of harm for both the players of the game, and the company that makes the game.
One such cheater is the one called Bossland, who has made a cheat called the “Watchtower Tyrant Tool” for the game Overwatch. His cheats do many things, not the least of which is allowing a bot to play the game for the gamer, or to change the terrain of the game so the user of the cheat has an unfair advantage.
Blizzard has found out about this, and to preserve the community, as well as their sales, they are suing Bossland. Here is the readout of the complaint via TorrentFreak:
“Defendants’ sale and distribution of the [the cheat company] in the United States has caused Blizzard to lose millions or tens of millions of dollars in revenue, and to suffer irreparable damage to its goodwill and reputation.
Moreover, by releasing ‘Overwatch Cheat’ just days after the release of ‘Overwatch,’” reads the lawsuit, “Defendants are attempting to destroy or irreparably harm that game before it even has had a chance to fully flourish.”
The full complaint can be read via the link above. We’ll report more as the story develops.