In massive news relating to Destiny 2, Bungie have filed a lawsuit worth $12 million against cheat provider, Veteran Cheats. Bungie first filed a lawsuit against the site in September 2021.
Veteran Cheats has become a huge cheat provider within the Destiny 2 community and makes it easily accessible for players to simply purchase them and gain an advantage over other players. Cheating has became a larger scale issue in Destiny 2 recently and especially as the game has become free-to-play.
This is actually not the first time Bungie have been in court in relation to combatting cheating software. Last year, Bungie struck an agreement with another provider, who ended up paying out $13.5 million to end the lawsuit, as well as having to promise to never do this kind of thing again.
According to Bungie, they have spent over $2m USD on protecting their games from cheats, with the amount including staff wages and development costs of software to help combat the issue. The lawsuit says, “Each of these pieces of cheat software functions differently and Bungie has been forced to combat each component independently,”
They are now seeking out $11,696,000 USD in damages from the defendant, Claudiu-Florentin, who is the person operating the cheat site. The majority of this figure comes from the reported “5,848” transactions made on the defendant’s website. Bungie are also looking for $146,662 USD in damages that relate to copyright infringement and a total of $217,250 for legal costs. Bungie have claimed that they, “caused concrete and irreparable harm to Bungie and the Destiny 2 community,”.