Apparently not stopping at banning cheating players forever and ever, Blizzard has now filed a lawsuit against Bossland Hacks, the developers of Overwatch PC cheat app Watchover Tyrant, for “trafficking in circumvention devices”, “inducement to infringe copyright”, and “unfair competition”, among other things. The same company has also released cheat apps for Diablo 3, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, and World of Warcraft.
Bad Bossland Hacks. Bad.
Watchover Tyrant is an ESP (extrasensory perception) cheat app that provides players with additional information about other players’ statuses, and also shows them up on screen, even through walls and other level geometry. A subscription costs 12.95 euros (approximately R210) a month, and Blizzard’s complaint argues that Bossland Hacks “have been massively and unjustly enriched at Blizzard’s expense, having received hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of dollars in profits”.
Blizzard is suing for compensation for those potentially millions of dollars, plus punitive damages. You can read the filing over here.
It’s also not the first time Blizzard has sued Bossland Hacks – earlier this year, Bossland won a case against Blizzard over its Heroes of the Storm cheat app at home in Germany. Now Blizzard is suing them in the US instead, but Bossland Hacks claims that a California court has no legal jurisdiction over the company. NERF THIS.
Maybe they should duke it out in a game of Overwatch instead, and Blizzard’s team gets to use Watchover Tyrant to keep things real.
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