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Overwatch Cheat Seller Being Sued By Blizzard!

by on July 5, 2016
 

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.

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  • July 7, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Good riddance by Blizzard, cheaters shouldn't be allowed in the game especially someone who built something as big as this. Hopefully they'll get rid of the rest of the hackers as well.


  • July 7, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    What types of cheats were being used in Overwatch? When I first began MMOs, I thought any type of cheat was reprehensible. Cheats don't really violate my sense of morality anymore. They can be frustrating for legitimate players, but is there really any harm done?


  • July 7, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    This isn't news, and it isn't a cheat, it is a bot. Blizzard has been taking this particular bot developer to court for years now and losing. I'm actually kind of tired of hearing about it.


  • July 7, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    I think for multiplayer games this can be a big problem so I don't blame them for taking action. It's different from single player games where the only one affected is the player doing the cheats but when others are affected by it then it needs to be taken out immediately.


  • July 8, 2016 at 5:15 am

    It is irritating to see old news reported without all the facts. The fact that Blizzard has brought cases against Bossland for other games and lost big was left out. This clearly just an opinion piece because there is a clear bias.


  • July 8, 2016 at 7:49 am

    The step of bringing litigation against a bot creator looks as if it has been welcome news for it's fanbase. Maybe this step is just to appease a majority of their subscribers. If they have repeatedly lost prior actions against bot creators, Blizzard is either genuinely struggling for a victory, or its a public relations move.


  • July 8, 2016 at 9:29 pm
    AnnaBanana

    The step of bringing litigation against a bot creator looks as if it has been welcome news for it's fanbase. Maybe this step is just to appease a majority of their subscribers. If they have repeatedly lost prior actions against bot creators, Blizzard is either genuinely struggling for a victory, or its a public relations move.

    They continue to lose because they try to justify unlawful actions in defense against cheating. They also exaggerate claims in court along with making accusations for things that have nothing to do with botting.


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