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Bungie sues the Destiny 2 serial cheater who threatened employees

Bungie sues the Destiny 2 serial cheater who threatened employees
Zoom / Artist concept of Leon evading another account ban.

When it comes to cheating players in online games, a permanent ban is usually the worst penalty imposed by the publisher (either for that specific game or The entire catalog of the company). Now, though, Bungie is going to court to stop series one Fate 2 A cheater who the company says has repeatedly and publicly evaded the developer’s ban and escalated to threats and harassment against Bungie and its employees.

The full suit (First reported by TorrentFreak) says that the defendant’s characterization of Luca Leon as a “chain ban evader and cheater… would be an understatement.” Bungie said Leon, who streams on Twitch under the name miffysworld, has seen 13 separate accounts banned for cheating since late May. This includes several accounts for which Leon has broadcast live evidence of cheating. even leon tweet about “Clip of me flying infinite ammo walls and aimbot” on Twitter account is now protected.

After about a year Fate 2 It became a free game in late 2019bungee Implemented a new verification system Designed to deter cheaters. This system requires new accounts to confirm a new phone number via SMS to access certain high level content such as raids. but leon noted in a tweet That “you can only pay $1 instead” is a likely reference to services that provide fake and cheap temporary phone numbers to get around these kinds of verification schemes.

Bungie claims that in addition to using cheat software, Leon participates in forums that sell access to hacked software Fate 2 Accounts and logos, which are linked to in-game achievements and are supposed to be non-transferable.

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Regardless of all these misdeeds, it appears that Leon’s pattern of harassment and threats towards Bungie employees has led to his escalation of his case from a moderation issue to a legal one. It includes the tweets that Leon has in it warned that Bungie Community Manager Dylan Gaffner “is not safe” (including the image of a Bungie Gaffner employee badge); Where he offered to commit arson at a reduced price “if so.” [at] bungie hq”; and where He said That Bungie should “keep your doors closed”.

Bungie is seeking a protective order preventing Leon from “harassing, stalking, or engaging in unwanted or unwanted contact with Bungie, its employees, or Fate 2 players”, as well as financial damages.

Bungie is one of the many Game makers which have previously filed lawsuits against the creators of cheating software that affects their games. but the fate-maker recently hit a roadblock in one of those lawsuits when judge said That the company “has not provided sufficient facts to reasonably claim.” [the cheat maker] Copying the components of Bungie’s work.”