Destiny 2 Lawsuit Against Lavicheats
A deeply flawed lawsuit that would do nothing to help consumers
As you may or may not already know, Bungie has filed a lawsuit against Lavicheats on August 18th for selling hacks for Destiny 2. Lavicheats has discontinued selling Destiny 2 because of the lawsuit, but they want you to know that they recommend destiny hacks.com instead for customers seeking an alternative site as they can’t sell it anymore. As it is recommended by Lavicheats, it will have all the cheats that you need for your game, including Aimbot, wallhacks, and ESP to allow you to have info on your opponents that you need for an edge.
Lavicheats wants their customers to know that they will not share any data related to the customers, sales, or bypass. Customers’ privacy is very important to Lavicheats and they want their customers to know that should you have any fears that your sensitive information will be shared with anyone.
Along with Lavicheats, Bungie has also filed other suits on the same day against Elite Tech Boss. The Bungie lawsuit alleges that Lavicheats selling hacks is, according to the complaint, “copyright infringement, trademark infringement, and other violations of the Lanham act,” as well as, “trafficking in circumvention devices under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.” Bungie also alleges that Lavicheats has criminally derived income through criminal copyright infringement.
This lawsuit also alleges that those hacks will enable their players to win by using Aimbot (a cheat for players to shoot more accurately), Destiny 2 ESP (a cheat for having information against opponents in the game that you otherwise would not have), and Wallhacks (a cheat to shoot through walls and make them transparent), among other cheats, and has resulted in Lavicheats halting the sale of Destiny 2 hacks to their customers. In Lavicheats’ view, Bungie should make their system better at detecting cheats rather than suing. Because they had not been able to block any of the hacks being used, Lavicheats feels Bungie has no one to blame but themselves for hacks being used in Destiny 2.
The Destiny 2 lawsuit has many customers calling foul.
For example, one customer has said that “this shouldn’t be a copyright issue; it should be a EULA dispute.” EULA being end-user license agreement. The EULA is a contract between the software developer and the user of the software. Another customer claims that “the DMCA is a multi-use tool for practically everything. However, it could be used by big companies against small ones.” The DMCA is Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The DMCA essentially provides protection against unauthorized access and unauthorized copying of a copyrighted work.
Pay to Win
Another customer has stated that “Bungie sells p2w items for their games, in my view that is worse than cheating.” The p2w they are referring to means pay to win. In that case, cheat sites like Lavicheats are only doing what Bungie is doing, only in their opinion, more honestly, by selling a product that will help you win. It’s pay to win but in a different context.
In response to being sued by Bungie, Lavicheats has decided to stop selling hacks for Destiny 2, which is complying with Bungie’s wishes stated in the lawsuit. Lavicheats still feels they are being bullied into this decision by Bungie. It’s not clear how Elite Tech Boss and Others are responding to their lawsuits. On that note, Lavicheats does recommend an alternative cheat site: destiny hacks.com.