Ubisoft is suing a cheat maker for Rainbow Six: Siege, saying it was forced to spend “huge amounts of money” trying to mitigate its impact on the game.
As reported by Polygon, Ubisoft’s target is MizuSoft, a minority-run company known only as JVL in the process that may be located in the Netherlands.
Ubisoft has been fighting cheats since 2015 in Rainbow Six: Siege and in 2016 updated the game’s code of conduct to inform players that they will be banned the first time they use cheats or hacks. In 2018, it highlighted the seriousness of the problem by banning 1,300 players in one week.
Ubisoft says the cheats paid MizuSoft to use their services and caused “huge and irreparable damage” to their business, forcing Ubisoft to invest large amounts of money to remedy that damage.
MizuSoft allegedly made hundreds of thousands of dollars by distributing cheating programs and now Ubisoft wants to receive compensation for the damage caused.
MizuSoft’s official website is no longer operational, but according to PC Gamer, by October 24, 2019, it sold cheats that increased weapon damage, revealed hidden enemies and more for € 12 a day, € 30 a week and € 70 per month.
Ubisoft also says that JVL has bragged about how it’s cheating program has ruined R6S for other players (something reported by the BBC) and is now seeking full closure and compensation.