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Bungie asks for help from PayPal to get rid of cheaters on Destiny

Bungie also fights fervently against cheaters that plague its games. If the studio has already had a few wins, another lawsuit, against the seller of AimJunkie, makes it difficult. To help the company in its defense, the company has asked PayPal to provide the personal information of people who have purchased the software.

Playing Bungie Online games often means accepting that you will face cheaters. Today there is cheat software for just about every multiplayer title, leaving some completely teased by the phenomenon. From Call of Duty to Pokemon Go, cheaters number in the millions, which often leaves developers with no real solution to get rid of them.

The lawsuits are also counted in spades. In any case, this is the solution that Bungie, the studio behind the two Destinies, has chosen. Sometimes the method proves effective: a few months ago, cheat software supplier Elite Boss Tech resigned itself to paying a fine of $13.5 million But other times, the process is a little more complicated.

Bungie wants to restore its players’ personal data to fight cheating

Since last summer, therefore, Bungie has been opposing a lawsuit against Aimjunkies, a reputable seller of cheat software. However, the latter isn’t going to let it go as easily as its predecessor. According to Aimjunkies, cheating is just not against the law, while its software does not infringe any copyright rules. Unfortunately for the studio recently acquired by Sony, justice seems to be leaning towards the software supplier for the time being.

Still, Bungie hasn’t said the last word yet. Indeed, the studio has pulled out of its pocket a card for the least unexpected: PayPal. He has indeed asked the online payment service to provide customer information having purchased software from Aimjunkies with its platform. Among these data we find, in particular, the name, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of the persons concerned.

Bungie says this data will help the company win the lawsuit. But for his opponent, this approach goes way too far. This week, Aimjunkies asked the court to restrict this operation, arguing that the document’s personal information has nothing to do with the ongoing process, endangering the privacy of those involved.

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