The battle between cheat maker AimJunkies and Destiny 2 developer Bungie has been a rather drawn-out affair, so allow us a moment to review. In June 2021, Bungie filed a copyright lawsuit against AimJunkies, which was dismissed at the beginning of last May, prompting Bungie to re-file the suit later that same month; that suit has since been allowed to move forward despite AimJunkies’ efforts to convince the court to dismiss it, which failed this past August.
This brings us to the latest – and weirdest – step in the legal scuffle as AimJunkies’ parent company Phoenix Digital Group has now filed a countersuit that accused Bungie of hacking one of its computers. The filing alleges that Bungie hacked into the system of James May, one of the managing members of Phoenix Digital, between 2019 and 2021 to perform what it calls “clandestine surveillance” in order to “conduct further surveillance on parties that include, but are not limited to, Phoenix Digital and its principals.” The suit argues that these actions violated Bungie’s own DMCA rules and the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
AimJunkies is seeking a trial by jury, restitution in the form of court fees and damages, and the destruction of the files that Bungie allegedly stole. The trial is expected to begin in June 2023.