Destiny 2: Bungie wins against cheat seller – the studio gets this much compensation

Destiny 2: Bungie wins against cheat seller – the studio gets this much compensation

Bungie has prevailed in court against AimJunkies, a cheat vendor for Destiny 2.

An arbitration court has ordered AimJunkies to pay around 4.3 million in damages to Bungie.

Bungie vs the cheaters

Bungie sued AimJunkies and its parent company Phoenix Digital in June 2021. In April 2022, however, a Seattle court ruled that parts of Bungie’s claims were not adequately explained.

For other issues related to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), he referred both sides to arbitration. Bungie targeted the developer James May, who created the software for AimJunkies.

How TorrentFreak reported, the arbitration court has now awarded Bungie a sum of $4,296,222. A federal court is also expected to issue a cease-and-desist order to prevent AimJunkies from conducting similar activities in the future.

The decision should also help Bungie in a second case against AimJunkies. In September 2022, AimJunkies alleged that Bungie itself had violated the DMCA by bypassing the cheat software’s security measures. Since said cheat software is now considered illegal, this argument should be invalid.

It’s not the first time Bungie has successfully taken action against cheat developers. In June 2022, Elite Boss Tech agreed to pay $13.5 million in damages. A Destiny YouTuber was also sued for approximately $7.7 million in damages for impersonating Bungie on YouTube and instigating a series of DMCA strikes against other content creators.

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