According to new reports, Ring-1 creates cheats for players online and makes them accessible through subscription-based memberships. The cheats span across a number of games — including AAA titles — such as Bungie’s Destiny 2, Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege, PUBG, Escape From Tarkov, and even Dead by Daylight, and offers hacks like infinite ammo and aimbots. To make things worse, subscriptions also come with access to hardware ID spoofers so in-game anti-hacking systems won’t be able to trace and ban players employing those cheats.
“Defendants’ sale and distribution of the Cheating Software therefore has caused Plaintiffs to suffer irreparable damage to their goodwill and reputation and to lose substantial revenue,” the lawsuit reads, although it didn’t disclose exactly how much money the two companies have lost.
It’s not the first time video game publishers and developers have taken hacking groups to court either. Earlier in the year, Niantic sued Global++ over hacks it created for Pokémon GO, which led to a $5 million USD settlement in favor of the mobile game developer.
Elsewhere in the gaming industry, another iconic SEGA arcade in Tokyo is shutting down.