Once again, Blizzard Entertainment proves that they’re dead serious about coming down hard on cheaters in Overwatch, their latest online multiplayer first-person shooter title. The popular cheat program, Watchover Tyrant, allows cheaters to play the game with significant advantages over regular players, and Blizzard has decided that the existence of the program is detrimental to their business. As such, the company will be suing Bossland, the German company responsible for creating Watchover Tyrant.
Blizzard will be suing Bossland on counts of copyright infringement and unfair competition.
‘The Buddy Bots and the Overwatch Cheat (collectively, the “Bossland Hacks”) have caused, and are continuing to cause, massive and irreparable harm to Blizzard. Blizzard’s business depends upon its games being enjoyable and fair for players of all skill levels, and Blizzard expends an enormous amount of time and money to ensure that this is the case. The Bossland Hacks destroy the integrity of the Blizzard Games, thereby alienating and frustrating legitimate players and diverting revenue from Blizzard to Defendants.’
Well, Blizzard sure wasn’t kidding around when they said cheating and hacking wouldn’t be tolerated.