The company is suing MizuSoft on several counts due to selling software that allows players to cheat.
After having quite a week of news already, Ubisoft has sued the company MizuSoft due to selling cheats for a profit. These cheats are specifically in regard to their popular competitive multiplayer shooter Rainbow Six: Siege. Ubisoft filed the lawsuit on October 23 earlier this week. In the official court document, the video game company is suing MizuSoft for “creating, selling, distributing, maintaining, servicing, supporting, and updating malicious software products that are specifically designed to (and have no other purpose but to) enable their users to cheat at R6S, at the expense of Ubisoft and its legitimate customers.” The lawsuit is being based on three different counts including trafficking in circumvention devices, international interference with contractual relations, and unfair competition.
MizuSoft, previously known as CheapBoost, speaks openly as “a company that focuses on creating easy to use and undetected cheating software.” As of writing, their official website is shut down as they have apparently ceased operations. The document states that MizuSoft originally sold only one product known as the “Budget Edition Rainbow Six: Siege Cheat.” Instead of a one time purchase, the cheat is actually a subscription service that reflects the prices of approximately $13 per day, $33 per week, or $77 per month. Once subscribed, players would be able to change several parameters in the game such as “increasing the damage inflicted by the player, changing the player’s perspective, and allowing the player to see areas of the battlefield that otherwise would be obscured.”
The owner of MizuSoft is a minor who is named under the s J.V.L. for the lawsuit. The money given to the company was channeled through their mother’s (Sandra Rijken) website design business known as Simpy San WebDesign where Ubisoft states that they are “informed and believes Rijken, including through her company, is responsible for collecting, processing,and transmitting to one or more of the other Defendants payments made byMizuSoft’s customers for the Cheating Software. The Netherlands based business as of now seems to be permanently closed. Ubisoft is additionally suing ten other defendants and is seeking maximum damages of $25,000 per violation.
This has been quite a time for Ubisoft recently with delaying Watch Dogs Legion, Gods & Monsters, and Rainbow Six Quarantine to the second half of next year. On top of that, we now know that two more AAA games will release alongside the previously mentioned titles. Rainbow Six: Siege first launched back in 2015. Originally, the game had troubles getting its footing, but now it is one of the most popular competitive titles of this generation where it is still being supported four years later. Currently, there has been no statement made by Ubisoft or MizuSoft regarding the lawsuit.