Bungie Scores Another Victory Against Destiny 2 Cheaters
With its concerted effort to tackle cheating, Bungie has scored another major legal victory against a well-known Destiny 2 cheat maker, LaviCheats. This is the latest success in the Destiny franchise developer’s long-running campaign against cheaters and cheat makers. Moreover, there doesn’t look to be any sign of Bungie’s anti-cheating efforts slowing down soon.
Bungie recently won a lawsuit against VeteranCheats, awarding them millions of dollars in damages, only days before. This legal victory could extend beyond the Destiny franchise, as many of the targeted cheat developers provide services for various other video games. As such, Bungie is leading the charge against these illegal activities.
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Delight may be felt by dedicated players of the title Destiny 2 as the long-running court case between Bungie and the most popular cheat creator of the game, LaviCheats, has come to a close. The court ultimately awarded Bungie a total of $6.7 million in damages and legal fees, as well as a permanent injunction to the Indian cheat designer, mandating it to cease its activities. It’s worth noting that the proprietor of LaviCheats, Kunal Bansal, did not take part in the case, which caused a default judgement to be placed against him on most claims.
The past has shown that Bungie has had a great deal of success in their legal actions against cheat makers. Although some Destiny 2 cheat developers have attempted to appeal court rulings, none of their efforts have been successful thus far. Despite the fact that arbitration proceedings can be lengthy, Bungie has not been deterred from their mission to decrease the amount of cheat developers in the gaming world.
Bungie has upped the ante by banning Destiny 2 players utilizing third-party peripherals. The official statement acknowledged that some individuals rely on specialized controllers for valid purposes and the intention behind the use of third-party peripherals would be the most crucial element when deciding who gets banned, yet it is possible that some blameless people might be affected by this policy.
Before, Bungie had made some missteps with Destiny 2 bans. In 2022, they conceded that a combination of human error and advanced cheat detection tools had caused some bans that shouldn’t have been issued. Thus, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows, but Bungie is still devoted to clamping down on the number of cheaters in gaming.
Destiny 2 can be played on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and the Xbox Series X/S.