Blizzard Takes Overwatch Cheat Maker to Court Again

Bossland is once again the target of a Blizzard lawsuit, this time over the sale of an Overwatch cheat program called Watchover Tyrant. It allows players to cheat the system in all sorts of annoying and game-breaking ways, and provides several other game cheats. And as you may have guessed from the title, it isn’t the first time.

Previously sued over cheat programs in World of Warcraft and Heroes of the Storm, it seems Bossland just won’t learn.

Blizzard has filed a lawsuit against the German company at a Californian federal court for copyright infringement, unfair competition, as well as violating the DMCA’s provided anti-circumvention measures. Blizzard go so far as to say that Bossland’s current Overwatch cheat programs have “caused Blizzard to lose millions or tens of millions of dollars in revenue, and to suffer irreparable damage to its goodwill and reputation.” Ouch.

Here is an image that shows what Watchover Tyrant actually does:

Overwatch cheat

(Credit Kotaku)

 

Our Thoughts

We used up our facepalm image for Our Thoughts yesterday but it is no less relevant in this case. Cheats like these can cause no end of damage to the reputation of a game and with Bossland being situated in Germany, Blizzard isn’t even guaranteed to win the case.

At the end of the day, though, cheating ruins the fun for everybody involved and you can be banned permanently for using them. It’s worth bearing in mind.

Have you come across anybody quite obviously using an Overwatch cheat? Let us know of other potential Overwatch cheats or hacks if you’ve encountered them.

Source: TorrentFreak via Kotaku

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