When it comes to players cheating in online games, a permanent ban is usually the worst punishment a publisher can give (either for that specific game or the company’s full list). Now, however, Bungie is going to court to stop a serial fate 2 The rookie that the company says has repeatedly and publicly evaded developer sanctions has escalated to threats and harassment against Bungie and its employees.
The full lawsuit (first reported by TorrentFreak) says that it would be a huge understatement to describe defendant Luca Leone as “a serial ban thief and fraudster…”. Lyons, which streams on Twitch under the handle misfitsworld, has banned 13 different accounts for fraud since late May, Bungie said. This includes several accounts for which Leon directly presented evidence of fraud. Leon Even tweeted about A clip of me flying with “infinite ammo walls and aimbots” on the now-protected Twitter account.
almost a year later fate 2 Going free-to-play in late 2019, Bungie implemented a new verification system aimed at deterring fraudsters. That system requires new accounts to confirm new phone numbers via SMS in order to access some high-level content like raids. but leon Noted in a tweet That “you can only pay $1 instead,” a possible reference to services that provide cheap, fake temporary phone numbers to get around these kinds of verification systems.
Bungie alleges that in addition to using cheat software, Leon participates in forums that sell access to potentially hacked fate 2 Accounts and symbols that are associated with in-game achievements and are considered non-transferable.
All those misdemeanors aside, it seems that it was Leon’s pattern of harassment and threats towards Bungie employees that escalated his case from a moderation issue to a legal one. This also includes tweets in which Leon warning that Bungie community manager Dylan Gaffner is “not safe” (including a photo of Gaffner’s Bungie employee badge); where he offered to fire at a discount “if so” [at] Bungie Headquarters”; where else They said That Bungie should “keep its doors shut.”
Bungie is seeking a protective order preventing Leon from “harassing, stalking, or otherwise engaging in unwanted or unwanted contact with Bungie, its employees, or Destiny 2 players,” as well as monetary damages.
Bungie is one of several game makers that have previously brought lawsuits against the creators of cheat software that affected their games. But, he destiny-Maker recently hit a roadblock in one of those lawsuits when a judge said the company “did not request enough facts to laudably allege [the cheat maker] Copied constituent elements of Bungie’s work.”