Blizzard is filing a lawsuit against a notorious cheat-maker in Overwatch.
“Bossland” is the maker behind the “Watchover Tyrant” and various other cheats, including those that allow you to “gain full overview on friendlies, hostiles, names, radar, health, etc.”
According to Blizzard, by producing and selling these cheats, Bossland will cost the company million of dollars in lost sales for players who will not play the game as a result due to unfair advantages.
“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 added that the production of this cheat will lead many to believe they can essentially create mods for Overwatch.
“They have done so by enabling and encouraging third-party ‘freelancers’ or contractors to fraudulently obtain access to the Blizzard Games and then, having done so, to engage in unauthorized reproduction of the Blizzard Games.
“They also have done so by enabling users of the Bossland Hacks (particularly the Overwatch Cheat) to use the software to create derivative works, such as the dynamic screen overlay generated by the Overwatch Cheat.”
Bossland also reportedly sells cheats for other major titles such as World of Warcraft, Diablo 3 and Heroes of the Storm.
Source: Torrent Freak