Overwatch – Blizzard Taking Cheaters to Court

Overwatch is becoming one of the most-played game of the year, and it very well deserves that title. After all, with a ton of players logging into their accounts and playing the beloved first-person shooter in an arena-style of gameplay, and are going at it head-to-head through countless matches every-single-day. It’s all good fun, unless you start noticing something amiss with other players. It is now apparent that cheating systems, and of course cheaters have crawled their way into Blizzard’s hit of a game. However, the videogame company known for other titles, such as Warcraft and Starcraft, are not taking this lightly as the firm is now cracking down on these miscreants.

Overwatch - Blizzard Taking Cheaters to Court

Overwatch Cheaters Should be on the Lookout for Blizzard’s Watchdog

If you like to play Overwatch in a fair-and-square fashion, then chances are you’ve never heard of Watchover Tyrant. It is a paid program that will allow players to know where all their enemies are within the map. That’s not all, it will also show everyone’s name and remaining health. You can even use the software to tweak the game’s field of view. This program is being sold by Bossland GMBH, a German company, and using the program to cheat your way into winning even has a price – a $66-per-year subscription service.

Watchover Tyrant is not the only cheating device being used in the game, as Blizzard has also recently caught information about other types of unfair play, and many of these are coming from the aforementioned German firm. Blizzard is not going to take this lying down as they are claiming the cheat maker to be committing copyright infringement over Overwatch. The videogame maker claims that Bossland GMBH has broken the DMCA’s anti-circumvention clause, and thus creates unfair competition amongst players.

Blizzard claims that using these cheating applications are causing the company to lose a ton of revenue, and that’s just for the United States alone. According to Blizzard, “Defendants’ sale and distribution of the Bossland Hacks in the United States has caused Blizzard to lose millions or tens of millions of dollars in revenue, and to suffer irreparable damage to its goodwill and reputation.”

Furthermore, the company claims that the cheat makers “are attempting to destroy or irreparably harm (Overwatch) before it even has had a chance to fully flourish.” The program used to cheat in the game was launched just day following the official release of the game.


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