Bungie recently filed lawsuits against cheat sellers and cheat creators, seeking to eradicate cheating in Destiny 2. For the most part, Bungie wins those lawsuits, but it hit a wall earlier this year when lawsuit against AimJunkies has been dismissed by a judge. Now the cheat seller wants to file their own lawsuit against Bungie.
Bungie’s lawsuit against AimJunkies was dismissed in May when a judge agreed that the cheats were “original software” and did not infringe Bungie’s copyrights. Typically, copyright infringement is at the center of these lawsuits against fraudulent sellers.
As reported by TorrentFreak and PCGamer, AimJunkies is not content to have the lawsuit dismissed and is actively considering its own legal action against Bungie. The cheater is issuing subpoenas to companies like Valve and Google seeking information that could help him prove that his cheats didn’t hurt Destiny 2 sales or player numbers.
AimJunkies also claims that its cheats “just do what Steam and countless others do with overlays”, and claims that it has also “offered to work with Bungie” in the past.
Bungie has yet to respond to statements from AimJunkies and its parent company, Phoenix Digital Group.
KitGuru says: Bungie, Nintendo, Riot, Epic Games, Take-Two, and other major game publishers are all trying to have cheat sites shut down with lawsuits. Usually, these companies win copyright infringement claims in these cases, so the dismissal of the AimJunkies’ claim is particularly interesting.