R6S and Destiny 2: Ubisoft and Bungie file a millionaire lawsuit against the creators of cheats

R6S and Destiny 2: Ubisoft and Bungie file a millionaire lawsuit against the creators of cheats

R6S and Destiny 2

Ubisoft and Bungie have filed a million dollar lawsuit against Ring-1, a site that specializes in selling cheat packages for numerous titles, including Rainbow Six Siege and Destiny 2.

Ring-1 is a site where you can buy cheat packs in the form of a subscription. For example, with 25 euros a week (apparently cheating is not cheap) a player can access a substantial package of hacks, which includes aim bots, ESP to identify other players and monitor their health, options to alter the recoil. and the spread of weapon shots, a counterfeit ID system to avoid being banned, as well as a "magic" knife that allows you to stab an unsuspecting player anywhere on the map. Likewise for 30 euros a week a Destiny 2 player can get aimbot in PvP modes, infinite ammo and much more.

Obviously these cheat packs ruin the multiplayer experience of both titles, but they are not the only cases, since even games like Apex Legends, Call of Duy and PUBG are not immune to the phenomenon of cheating.

Destiny 2 On July 23, Bungie and Ubisoft filed a lawsuit against Ring-1, involving some individuals held responsible for the management of the site, claiming that the products sold through it "create fairness among players and ruin non only the gaming experience, but also the plaintiffs' business and their reputation from a community perspective. ".

According to Ubisoft and Bungie, Ring-1 is also guilty of trademark infringement. The site of the cheat reseller in fact includes official artwork of Destiny 2 and Rainbow Six Siege and links to share your purchases on social networks. For plaintiffs, the damage done amounts to several million dollars, so we're talking about a major lawsuit.

Ubisoft and Bungie in any case are not the only companies that are trying to counter the phenomenon of cheating distributors, recently Activision managed to close the YouTube channel that advertised AI cheats.

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Ubisoft And Bungie Suing Popular Cheat Seller Ring-1

Destiny players running around on the moon. © Image: Bungie Destiny players running around on the moon.

Bungie and Ubisoft recently filed a lawsuit against the people who it claims are running Ring-1, a website that makes and sells cheats for various games like Destiny 2, PUBG, and Rainbow Six Siege. Both companies allege multiple offenses including copyright infringement and are seeking potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars or more in damages and want the site shut down.

As spotted by TorrentFreak earlier this week, the lawsuit was filed in a California district court on July 23. Bungie and Ubisoft state in the lawsuit, which can be seen here courtesy of TorrentFreak, that Ring-1 has “...caused, and is continuing to cause, massive and irreparable harm to Plaintiffs and their business interests.” As pointed out in the lawsuit, these cheats that are sold on Ring-1 can ruin the “experience” of playing games online. The suit also mentions that “...cheaters illegitimately obtain and thereby devalue the in-game rewards that non-cheaters obtain legitimately.”

Ubisoft claims in the suit that these cheats could also cause Rainbow Six Siege players to become frustrated and stop playing, which could “disrupt the entire R6S community and cause the game to wither and die.” Further, both comapines claim that Ring-1 and those who operate it are “trafficking in circumvention devices in violation of the DMCA.”

The lawsuit lists multiple people who the gaming companies claim to operate, maintain, or are directly involved with Ring-1 and its cheats business. The defendants named include Jonathan Aguedo (Overpowered), Andrew Thorpe (Krypto), Wesam Mohammed (Grizzly), and Ahmad Mohammed. The suit also notes many other individuals connected to Ring-1 who are either not named specifically or only by their online usernames. Bungie and Ubisoft plan to amend the suit when and if the companies can track down the real identities of these individuals.

a statue of a person: A man carrying a hammer and wearing tactical gear as seen in R6 Siege. © Image: Ubisoft A man carrying a hammer and wearing tactical gear as seen in R6 Siege.

The cheats sold on Ring-1 are rather expensive, with some Destiny 2 cheats like aimbots costing players €30 euros (about $35 USD) per week or twice that per month. It’s believed the cheat makers and sellers could be bringing in hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue by selling these cheats.

Also mentioned in the lawsuit is the claimed unauthorized use of various copyrighted images and trademarked logos on the Ring-1 website. (I won’t link to it here, because I don’t want to support cheaters, but I looked at the site and yes it is plastered in this stuff. I highly doubt the folks running this site had permission or licenses to use any of these images or logos.)

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As a result of all this, Bungie and Ubisoft want the website, all cheating software being sold and all Ring-1 services shut down. The companies also claim to be entitled to “monetary damages, injunctive and other equitable relief, and punitive damages.”

Or in other words: They want some cash from these cheaters.

This isn’t the first time Bungie or Ubisoft have targeted cheat sellers and makers. Back in October of last year, Bungie shut down a Destiny cheat site with a cease and desist. And in January of this year, Bungie and Riot filed a lawsuit against another website that was selling cheat software for games like Valorant and Destiny 2.

With cheat makers continuing to improve their software and with online games and cross-play becoming more and more popular, it seems likely the war between cheaters, gamers, and developers is only getting started. I foresee many more lawsuits and legal showdowns in the future.