Blizzard shuts down a major Overwatch 2 cheat software provider

    
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You have to be a special, artisanal, distinct kind of lamesauce to buy software to cheat in a shooter game, but that is regrettably the case for a wide number of online shooters including Overwatch 2. However, it appears that Blizzard has come down with a legal hammer against one of the game’s major cheat software distributors according to a picture from a Discord message shared on Reddit.

The developer of the self-described “assistance software” in question, known as Rijin, confirmed that the tools made for OW2 have been manually dismantled and will no longer be sold or supported. “We know our customers may feel upset or angry about our decisions, but unfortunately, we have no control over the situation…” closes the announcement. The vagueness of the statement certainly suggests that Rijin faced some manner of legal threat from Blizzard.

Naturally, there is much digital rejoicing over the removal of the software, as well as many people lampooning the terms Rijin used to describe its cheat tools. Obviously, the fight against cheat programs and cheaters is an endless one, but by all accounts, a major bite was taken out of the matter.

source: Reddit via VG247
Activision-Blizzard is considered a controversial gaming company owing to a long string of scandals over the last few years, including the Blitzchung boycott, mass layoffs, labor disputes, and executive pay fiasco. In 2021, the company was sued by California for fostering a work environment rife with sexual harassment and discrimination, the disastrous corporate response to which compounded Blizzard’s ongoing pipeline issues and the widespread perception that its online games are in decline. Multiple state and federal agencies are investigating the company as employees unionize and call for Bobby Kotick’s resignation. As of 2022, the company is being acquired by no less than Microsoft.
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