Attack of the Fanboy

Blizzard Suing Overwatch Cheat-Makers, Claims They’ve Lost Millions

by Mike Guarino


The creators of an Overwatch cheating program have gotten themselves into some hot water, as it’s being reported that Blizzard Entertainment is now suing them. The company being sued is called Bossland, and the reason for the suing is due to a tool they created for Overwatch called the Watchover Tyrant.

What the Watchover Tyrant does is allow players to see where the enemies are on the map and their health status, giving them a huge advantage within the game. There are claims that thousands of people could be using this tool, which is currently tarnishing the integrity of the game.

Here’s what Blizzard had to say on the matter:

“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. Moreover, by releasing ‘Overwatch Cheat’ just days after the release of Overwatch, Defendants are attempting to destroy or irreparably harm that game before it even has had a chance to fully flourish.”

Blizzard goes on to say that “Defendants not only know that their conduct is unlawful, but they engage in that conduct with the deliberate intent to harm Blizzard and its business. Blizzard is entitled to monetary damages, injunctive and other equitable relief, and punitive damages against Defendants.”

It’s worth noting, however, that Bossland won a lawsuit in Germany against Blizzard earlier this year. Blizzard sued them over a bot in Heroes of the Storm, which resulted in Blizzard losing and having to pay Bossland’s legal costs and attorney fees.

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