Destiny 2 video game creators sue Twitter streamer for $150k

Ishita Srivastava
Ishita SrivastavaJul 20, 2022 | 16:59

Destiny 2 video game creators sue Twitter streamer for $150k

Bungie (L) and characters from Destiny 2 (R). Photo: Twitter/ @Bungie and @DestinyTheGame

Passionate about video games? Well, you may want to take it a little easy.

Video game company Bungie, popularly known as the developers of Destiny 2, have launched a US $1,50,000 lawsuit against Twitter streamer Luca Leone alleging that the streamer cheated while playing Destiny 2 and threatened to burn down the company’s headquarters.

Leone has already been banned 13 times in 2022 from Destiny 2. As per the filing, Leone resides in California, US

If you haven't played it yet, check out this video of Destiny 2's gameplay:

Charges: Filed on July 15, the lawsuit accuses of Leone of:

  1. Violating the company’s software license and terms of service for Destiny 2 by streaming a video of himself cheating in the game, creating numerous accounts to evade the bans handed to him for cheating and selling nontransferable in-game items.
  2. Posting threatening tweets about moving near Bungie’s headquarters in Seattle, US and burning down the building.
  3. Threatening Bungie community manager Dylan Gafner on Twitter.

All of his tweets have now been placed under a protective state by Twitter. He tweets under the handle inkcell and streamed videos of himself cheating at the game on his Twitch channel, miffysworld.

On June 10, Leone tweeted: “It’s a warm summer day in Portland and Dylan has just woken up from his restless slumber. He rolls over to pick up his phone so he can check Twitter as he sees that someone is cheating with his full government name as their Bungie id.” He then clarified and wrote in a subsequent tweet “DYLAN GAFNER LMDOAOAOAOAO.”

Then on July 4, in response to a tweet asking whether anyone would be willing to commit arson in Seattle for money, Leone tweeted that he would be willing to commit the crime and would take a discount on the amount posted if the target was Bungie.

Check out the tweet here:

Photo: Bungie 's court filing against Luca Leone

Bungie requires all of its players to sign a LSLA to play Destiny 2. The LSLA ensures that users agree not to hack, modify or creat esoftware that may give users an unfair advantage in the game.

Not the first time: In June, Bungie won a US $13.5 million lawsuit against cheat creator Elite Boss.

In March 2022, Bungie announced it is suing Nicholas Minor who goes by the name LordNazo, for filing 96 false takedown notices with YouTube as Bungie or IP companies working with Bungie. The company said that his actions had hurt their relationship with their online community.

Back in August 2021, Bungie and Ubisoft announced that they are jointly suing a cheat manufacturer, Ring-1. The lawsuit has yet not come to an end.

Safe to say, you shouldn’t mess with Bungie.

Last updated: July 20, 2022 | 17:51
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