It has come to our attention just now that an Overwatch cheat program that was causing a lot of trouble for Blizzard Entertainment (and a lot of fun for the cheaters) has finally been dealt with. The creator of Watchover Tyrant, the program, has been sued in the US courts in the process of a clean sweep operation against cheaters.
The tool in question was created by the infamous German company Bossland GMBH, who happen to be fighting a number of other legal battles with Blizzard Entertainment too.
Creator of Overwatch Cheat Program, Watchover Tyrant, Being Sued
However, the scope and expanse of Overwatch is gigantic and it is being pegged for a game that will dethrone many of the big guns, which is why the developers are being rather proactive in steps against cheating. Here’s the reason why the Overwatch cheat program creators are being sued:
Defendants’ sale and distribution of the Bossland Hacks in the United States has caused Blizzard to lose millions or tens of millions of dollars in revenue, and to suffer irreparable damage to its goodwill and reputation.
Moreover, by releasing ‘Overwatch Cheat’ just days after the release of ‘Overwatch,’ Defendants are attempting to destroy or irreparably harm that game before it even has had a chance to fully flourish.
And rightly so, the Overwatch cheat lets you see hostiles, their names and health just like you get to see the name and health of friendlies as well as a radar that shows everything from living or dead hostiles or friendlies, FOV, distance and more.
Interestingly, the Bossland CEO Zwetan Letschew says that between them and Blizzard Entertainment “there are over 10 ongoing legal battles in Germany already,” though this is the first time they have taken to a Californian court in the US.
We see the potential damage that Watchover Tyrant, the Overwatch cheat code can cause to the game and it is good that such stringent steps are being taken against the creators.