The Bungie legal battle against cheating has escalated as cheating company AimJunkies accused the Destiny 2 developer’s actions of being “ridiculous and absurd”.
As reported on Torrentfreak, AimJunkies has denied that its Destiny 2 cheats are illegal or harmful and that Bungie has adopted a “pest mentality” because it is unable to rule its own players.
Bungie sued last year, saying AimJunkies had violated its copyright laws by producing cheats, but the case was dropped in May because U.S. District Court Thomas Zilly said there was not enough evidence to prove copyright infringement. However, Bungie reworked the allegation and a new complaint was filed a few weeks later.
“Don’t believe everything you read in their records,” reads a press release from AimJunkies’ parent company Phoenix Digital Group LLC. “In fact, don’t believe 90% of what they claim in their files.
“We believe Bungie and their counsel apparently believe that the more you throw at the wall, the more likely something will stay with the court, no matter how ridiculous or absurd it may be in the real world.
“Understand that cheating is not illegal and the game companies want to make it illegal because they can’t control their own players. They’re looking to the courts to do what they, Bungie, can’t do alone, even with the vast resources and technologies at their disposal.” decision. They would rather die by a thousand cuts than admit that this is not the way to solve the problem.”
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The company claims it has offered to fix the issue with Bungie, saying it believes its features should be officially implemented in the game. “But their pride and bully mentality forbids them to think outside the box,” it added.
The retaliation will cause AimJunkies to sue Google, Paypal and Valve as it tries to gather evidence against Bungie. Unlike another recent Bungie lawsuit against cheating company Elite Boss Tech – in which it agreed to pay Bungie $13.5 million in damages – this legal battle is likely to continue for months (maybe years) as neither side will shows intention to resign.
The developer has taken a no-nonsense approach to signs of cheating or deception in its Destiny 2 community, as evidenced by these two lawsuits and another in which Bungie launched a virtual manhunt for someone who issued YouTubers fake DMCA takedowns, and ultimately the person sued for $7.6 million.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He’ll be talking about The Witcher all day long.