Blizzard Targeting the Source of Cheaters

Blizzard is taking no prisoners

By Grayshadow, Posted 05 Jul 2016

If you played Overwatch you probably already know about Blizzard's zero tolerance on cheating, if caught you're banned. No second chances are given and now Blizzard is going after the source of cheating programs in a heavy legal battle.

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The lawsuit was filed in California against a German company over their popular cheating tool that grants the user an unfair advantage such as seeing through walls or increased health called Watchover Tyrant.

Blizzard's suit accuses Watchover Tyrant developer Bossland Hacks of copyright infringement, unfair competition, and violating the DMCA’s anti-circumvention provision”, according to TorrentFreak‘s report.

This suit argue tat Bossland Hack's freelance developers infringed on Blizzard's copyrights, unlawfully accessing their games and creating derivative works such as Watchover Tyrant's overlay.

Blizzard's legal team is seeking tens of millions of dollars in revenue due to lost of sales due to Bossland Hacks products, whom are responsible for other cheat tools found in World of Warcraft, Diablo 3, and Heroes of the Storm. 

Blizzard has taken Bossland Hacks to court before and evaded suits. A TorrentFreak representative stated that a California court has no jurisdiction over the purely German company.

Overwatch is now available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

Adam Siddiqui, NoobFeed
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Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, PC
Publisher(s): Blizzard Entertainment
Developer(s): Blizzard Entertainment
Genres: First-Person Shooter
Themes: MOBA, PvP, 6v6 Brawl
Release Date: 2016-05-24

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