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Bungie wins $12m in damages against Destiny 2 cheat seller

Owner of VeteranCheats found guilty of copyright infringement and violation of the DMCA

Bungie has won yet another lawsuit against a Destiny 2 cheat seller and was awarded $12 million in damages.

The lawsuit, against owner of VeteranCheats Mihai Claudiu-Florentin, was originally filed in 2021, The Game Post reported.

Giving its verdict on April 26, a US District Court sided with Bungie, agreeing that Claudiu-Florentin committed copyright infringement, violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and "tortiously interfered with Bungie’s contractual relationship with other users of Destiny 2," among others.

This follows several other lawsuits against cheat sellers, with Bungie for instance winning a long running case against AimJunkies earlier this year.

In February, it also filed for a $6.7 million default judgement against LaviCheats.

The Destiny 2 firm also announced its intention to crack down on third-party peripherals used for cheating last month.

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Marie Dealessandri joined GamesIndustry.biz in 2019 to head its Academy section. A journalist since 2012, she started in games in 2016 at B2B magazine MCV. She can be found (rarely) tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate and the Dead Cells soundtrack. GI resident Moomins expert.