Bungie has won another Destiny 2 cheat seller lawsuit
Studio awarded $6.7 million in damages in latest legal victory
Bungie has won the latest in a string of legal victories against Destiny 2 cheat sellers.
As spotted by Axios, Lavicheats has been ordered to pay Bungie $6.7 million in damages.
Roughly $5.6 million of the award was for violations of the DMCA, $300,000 for violations of the Copyright Act, $580,000 for violations of the Lanham Act, and $240,000 for attorney fees and costs.
The ruling was a default judgment after the defendant failed to respond to the lawsuit, which was filed in 2021.
Bungie alleged that Lavicheats’ Destiny 2 cheats had been downloaded over 1,700 times.
Last month, another Destiny 2 cheat seller was ordered to pay Bungie $12 million in damages.
The studio also previously won $13.5 million in damages from Elite Boss Tech and $4.3 million in damages from AimJunkies.
According to court documents, Bungie has spent a “minimum of $2,000,000 on game security staffing and software” to combat Destiny 2 cheating devices.
Bungie plans to raise Destiny 2 season pass prices this month. Starting with Season 21, Season of the Deep, the price of the standard season pass will increase from 1,000 Silver to 1,200 Silver.
At the new price, players will have to buy two Silver bundles to purchase the season pass, whereas before they’d only need one. 500 Silver costs $4.99 / £4.79 and 1,100 Silver costs $9.99 / £8.49.