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Bungie Wins Case Against Cheat Site AimJunkies



Bungie Wins Case Against Cheat Site AimJunkies

Bungie, the developer behind Destiny 2, has a significant legal victory against the cheat and mod site AimJunkies, operated by Phoenix Digital. This landmark case, reportedly the first where a jury ruled on a game-cheating lawsuit, concluded with Phoenix Digital being ordered to pay over $60k in damages to Bungie. The damages represent the revenue AimJunkies earned from selling cheats for Destiny 2.

The case marks a pivotal moment in the fight against game cheats, as it sets a precedent for future legal actions by game developers. AimJunkies had filed a countersuit, alleging that Bungie illegally accessed its computer systems, but the jury dismissed this claim.

Bungie’s lawyer, James Barker, expressed gratitude for the diligence and professionalism of the judge, staff, and jury. He emphasized Bungie’s commitment to protecting its players from cheats, even if it means taking cases to trial.

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Phoenix Digital plans to appeal the verdict, continuing its legal battle against Bungie. This case follows other recent legal actions in the gaming industry, such as Nintendo’s lawsuit against the open-source Switch emulator Yuzu, which resulted in a $2.4 million settlement.

The outcome of this lawsuit reinforces the growing trend of developers taking legal action to combat cheating in online games.