Cheat distributor must pay Bungie $12 million in damages

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Bungie emerges victorious in a $12 million lawsuit against cheat distributor VeteranCheats, first filed back in 2021. 


Mihai Claudiu-Florentin, the person behind the website VeteranCheats, now owes Bungie more than $12 million in damages.

Bungie originally filed the lawsuit back in August 2021, and in February this year the company sought around $2,000 in damages for every sale of a Destiny 2 cheat by VentureCheats. It identified 5,848 separate transactions.

The court judgement found that Claudiu-Florentin, a resident of Romania, violated the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by selling the Destiny 2 cheats. The judgement continues to say that Bungie alleges that “the VeteranCheats Hack has caused it harm by diminishing the enjoyment of the game for those not cheating and reducing its potential revenue from in-game sales to players.”

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The Destiny 2 cheats are no longer listed on the VentureCheats website. However, the site still continues to offer a range of cheats, such as aimbots and recoil removers, for a wide range of other titles, including Warframe, Apex Legends and Dota 2.

This isn’t the first time Bungie has won a lawsuit against cheat distributors. Back in February, the company won $4.3 million in a case against AimJunkies. Quite how the cheat vendors at the heart of the cases are meant to find these millions of dollars in damages is anyone’s guess, but for now, it seems that Bungie’s war against cheaters is interminable.

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