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Valorant and Destiny 2 developers take cheat maker to court

Published: 17:04, 11 January 2021
Riot Games
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Bungie and Riot Games, developers of some of the most popular games around, have joined forces in a legal fight against Cameron Santos of GatorCheats and his associates.

The two filed a complaint with the Central District of California court on Friday, demanding a jury trial and accusing the defendant of trafficking in circumvention devices, intentional interference with contractual relations and unfair competition. 

"By this lawsuit, Plaintiffs seek to put a stop to the unlawful, for-profit sale and distribution of malicious software products designed to enable members of the public to gain unfair competitive advantages (i.e. to cheat) in [Valorant and Destiny 2], and, thereby, to impair and destroy Plaintiffs' games, Plaintiffs' overall business, and the experience of Plaintiffs' player community", their statement reads. 

Riot and Bungie claim that Santos is the owner and operator of several online businesses whose purpose is development, sale, distribution, marketing and exploitation of cheats and hacks for popular games, Valorant and Destiny 2 included. 

Apparently, he also does business under names like Honeyhacks and Voidcheaters. The two companies also mentioned three unknown persons going by Hal, Matt and Megan, who have provided customer support for the company's buyers. 

Riot Games have been touting their Vanguard anti-cheat system for being as close to infallible as one can get, but GatorCheats clearly came up with methods to circumvent it. 

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Due to this, Gatorant, which is the name of their cheat for Valorant, is far pricier and costs $90 per month. One would think that's far too pricey for a cheat, but there's clearly a great demand for unfair competitive advantages. 

Riot and Bungie assert they're entitled to "monetary damages, injunctive and other equitable relief, and punitive damages against Defendants." 

You can find the full complaint over at Scribd . Thanks, Polygon

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