Blizzard Is Suing Watchover Tyrant Maker Bossland

 

credit//Blizzard
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The German company Bossland is known for making several game cheat engine programs, most notably "Watchover Tyrant," "Honorbuddy," and "Demonbuddy." Blizzard Entertainment has taken them to court to sue for over $8.5 million USD in damages.

"Watchover Tyrant" is rather popular among those gamers who prefer to win at all costs, and includes a "wallhacking"ability that makes the game rather less fun than usual.

In their suit, Blizzard is seeking the minimum statutory copyright damages of $200 per infringement, alleging that Bossland sold at least 42,818 of its various hacks in the United States alone.

Blizzard had already filed a complaint against Bossland last year, but the German company did not reply after being given the 24-hour ultimatum. This new motion is in response to that silence.

Credit: Blizzard Entertainment
Credit// Blizzard Entertainment

According to TorrentFreak, who broke the story earlier today, Blizzard "does not seek such damages as a "punitive" measure against Bossland or to obtain an unjustified windfall," but that the move is a "calculated and bad-faith tactic" to go for a default judgement.

"Notably, $200 approximates the cost of a one-year license for the Bossland Hacks. So, it is very likely that Bossland actually received far more than $8 million in connection with its sale of the Bossland Hacks."

This is likely more of a notice that Blizzard is on to cheaters and working on ways to make sure Overwatch stays a clean game.

In other Overwatch news, the latest character Orisa has received some nerfs, Bastion's buff has been rolled back, and the devs object to the use of keyboard and mouse use on console.

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