Cheating in games has remained at an all-time high, and seems to just be getting worse. Two more major developers are pushing back against one company who’s providing cheating tools to players. Bungie and Ubisoft have filed a joint lawsuit against Ring‑1, which advertises a number of cheats and hacks on its site.
In the lawsuit, Ubisoft and Bungie allege that the cheats sold by Ring‑1 “impair and destroy not only the game experience but also the Plaintiffs’ overall businesses and their reputation among their respective player communities.”
To be more specific, the companies are filing because cheat bundles are being sold for Destiny 2 and Rainbow Six Siege. Of course, Ring‑1 sells packages, which includes weapon modifiers and aim-bots, for most popular multiplayer games. Other games they sell bundles for include games like Rust, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, PUBG, and Dead By Daylight, which can cost up to €75 or $89.
Along with “seeking damages, injunctive relief, and other equitable relief” for dispensing the hacks, Ubisoft and Bungie are also accusing Ring‑1 of copyright infringement. Looking at Ring-1’s site, key art for both Destiny 2 and Rainbow Six Siege can be seen, which are all copyrighted.
Although no dollar amount is seen anywhere in the lawsuit, Bungie and Ubisoft have estimated that “such damage may amount to millions of dollars.”
This isn’t the first time a company has pursued people or other companies that make make and distribute the cheats. Recently, Call of Duty publisher Activision was able to get a cheat maker to cease development on their aimbot by demand.