Riot and Bungie have decided to join forces to fight cheat software. As the Kotaku site tells us, the two development studios have initiated legal proceedings against Cameron Santos. The latter is the owner of several cheat software distribution platforms. Gatorcheats is the best known of these.
For some time now, we have seen the emergence of many cheat programs that target online games. Valorant and Destiny 2, which are developed by Riot and Bungie respectively, are no exception. In the past, Bungie had already taken legal action against Cameron Santos. He had then been the subject of an injunction which was to prevent him from using one of his software on Destiny 2.
Despite this court ruling, Cameron Santos continued to sell this program on his site and on his social networks.
Software that harms development studios
Cheating software is very popular with gamers. Some of them allow gamers to automatically aim, teleport, see through walls, or instantly resurrect. A spokesperson for Riot Games said the software undermines “competitive integrity and erodes community trust. "Moreover, they would harm directly reputation.
These software allow their developers to make a lot of money on the backs of studios such as Riot or Bundies. To access it, players must purchase a monthly subscription of $ 90. There are also quarterly subscriptions for $ 250. They can also buy cheat software which is priced at $ 500 each. Riot and Bundies said the business caused them "several million dollars in financial damage ." "
Riot and Bundies demand damages
This case is currently before the court. We know that Riot and Bundies want Gatorcheats shut down. They also demand that Cameron Santos pay them damages. For the moment, the main interested party has not commented on this subject.
This is not the first time that development studios have taken legal action against developers of cheat software. In August 2020, Activision Blizzard, to whom we owe the Call of Duty saga, filed a complaint against the CxCheats platform. The studio won and CxCheats went out of business.
It remains only to know what will happen to Gatorcheats and Cameron Santos.