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Blizzard are suing the creators of cheating tools for their online games

Blizzard are suing the creators of cheating tools for their online games

Blizzard are suing the creators of cheating tools for their online games

Blizzard are suing the creators of cheating tools for their online games

 

Blizzard is suing Bossland, the creators of cheating tools for several of their online games including Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, and Diablo 3. 

This legal action is being taken in a Californian court, despite the fact that Bossman is a German company, with Bossman stating that the US courts have no jurisdiction over them. 

Blizzard says that these cheating tools have lost the company millions of dollars in sales and has ruined the multiplayer experience for legitimate players. 

  

Blizzard's business depends upon its games being enjoyable and fair for players of all skill levels, and Blizzard expends an enormous amount of time and money to ensure that this is the case,

The Bossland hacks destroy the integrity of the Blizzard games, thereby alienating and frustrating legitimate players and diverting revenue from Blizzard to defendants

Blizzard are suing the creators of cheating tools for their online games  

At this time thousands of players are already using the Overwatch cheating tool, allowing them to see the health and locations of enemies as well as the status of obscured opponents.  Blizzards have stated that this has already caused irreparable harm to the multiplayer community, with the tool releasing mere days after the games launch. 

 

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06-07-2016, 05:57:46

demonking
what????? i can understand ruining the gaming experience but damaging sales? don't you have to buy the game before you can use hacks for it?and when they get caught and banned 9/10 time the cheater will just get a new account. and really? blizzard cant be bothered to put in a decent anti cheat system and are now sueing them for their own laziness?
yeah i hate cheaters in games, but it should be down to the developer or server provider to sort.Quote

06-07-2016, 06:03:30

Warchild
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Originally Posted by demonking View Post
what????? i can understand ruining the gaming experience but damaging sales? don't you have to buy the game before you can use hacks for it?and when they get caught and banned 9/10 time the cheater will just get a new account. and really? blizzard cant be bothered to put in a decent anti cheat system and are now sueing them for their own laziness?
yeah i hate cheaters in games, but it should be down to the developer or server provider to sort.
Not sure it is that easy to prevent when you go along the lines of DLL injection. I am pretty sure Blizzard being a company who is so obsessed with milking us all, has the best servers, best equipment etc money could buy in order to increase population on the servers and its games.Quote

06-07-2016, 06:07:37

SPS
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Originally Posted by demonking View Post
what????? i can understand ruining the gaming experience but damaging sales? don't you have to buy the game before you can use hacks for it?and when they get caught and banned 9/10 time the cheater will just get a new account. and really? blizzard cant be bothered to put in a decent anti cheat system and are now sueing them for their own laziness?
yeah i hate cheaters in games, but it should be down to the developer or server provider to sort.
This post screams ignorance

Who'd want to play/buy a game that consists of people constantly cheating?Quote

06-07-2016, 06:11:28

SeekaX
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Originally Posted by demonking View Post
what????? i can understand ruining the gaming experience but damaging sales? don't you have to buy the game before you can use hacks for it?and when they get caught and banned 9/10 time the cheater will just get a new account. and really? blizzard cant be bothered to put in a decent anti cheat system and are now sueing them for their own laziness?
yeah i hate cheaters in games, but it should be down to the developer or server provider to sort.
People might not buy the game if they know it's filled with cheaters.
There is no 'decent' anticheat which works effectively and efficiently. Even if you go all the way with randomly timed screenshots, demo reviews, etc., there are things which slip through the cracks. A well used private silent aimbot can pretty much not be busted.Quote

06-07-2016, 06:23:41

Greenback
Think Blizz need punkbuster, did they not look at other online FPS games and notice that people make cheats for them and the developer has to do it's best to keep up with them, do Blizz not know they sue this company another will be up and running the day after.

And an after thought isn't this like suing smith and western after someone shoots another person with one of their gunsQuote
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