Riot and Bungie File Lawsuit Against Cheat-Making Company

Riot and Bungie have joined forces to file a lawsuit against a cheat-making company alleged to have produced software hacks for Valorant and Destiny 2.

As reported by Polygon, Riot and Bungie’s lawyers filed a complaint against ‘GatorCheats’ in the Central District of California court on January 8th. You can read the full lawsuit here on Scribd.

“The success of Plaintiff’s Games depends on them being enjoyable and fair for all players, and plaintiffs spend an enormous amount of time and money to ensure this is the case,” the lawsuit reads. “Defendants’ sale and distribution of the cheating software has caused Plaintiffs to suffer irreparable damage to their goodwill and reputation and to lose millions of dollars in revenue.”

Elsewhere in the lawsuit, it mentions that the Destiny 2 GatorCheats were apparently taken down from the “public-facing” pages of the GatorCheats website, but that Bungie and Riot still believe that GatorCheats still offer a version of the cheats for sale in private.

The game developers are seeking damages for the harm done by the sale of the cheating software, which, among other hacks, allows players to engage an ‘aimbot’ and forego the need to be accurate with their gunshots.

Riot issued a statement to Polygon, saying that “cheating undermines a game’s competitive integrity and erodes community trust. Riot is wholly committed to upholding these values for its players, so when we become aware of a cheat maker, you bet we’re going to go after them.”

In other Valorant news, a new agent called Yoru was recently revealed, who can turn invisible and send out fake footsteps to confuse enemies.


Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.

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