Destiny 2 developer Bungie has filed a lawsuit against a player who reportedly frequently cheated on stream and threatened to burn down Bungie HQ.
Luca Leone, who uses Inkcel on Twitter, is said to be using third-party software to “gain an unfair advantage without the skills or integrity to succeed in the game on my own.”
Bungie claims to have banned Leone multiple times, including hardware bans they managed to circumvent.
That legal action alleges that Leone has created at least 13 separate accounts to date, thereby breaking Bungie’s ban bypass terms of service.
Not only is Bungie trying to sue Leone for her alleged fraud — part of the lawsuit details how Leone threatened to “burn down” Bungie’s office building.
The defendant also reportedly said that one of the employees who lives in his neighborhood was “not safe.”
In May, the lawsuit alleges Leone changed his Twitter profile picture to the employee badge of dmg, a senior community manager at Bungie.
Below that, he tweeted, “Just realized I’m moving to a place 30 minutes from dmg,” to which he replied, “It’s not safe.”
Dmg has been on hiatus from Bungie since late June, citing mental health issues.
He also recently spoke out against the harassment of his staff, stating that it disrupted communication between players and staff.
Bungie has also accused Leone of illegally selling social media accounts and Destiny 2 emblems.
Emblems are earned through donations and in-game achievements and are intended to be non-transferrable.
The sales are said to violate Bungie’s copyright.
The developer claims that Leone’s scam has resulted in lost revenue due to Destiny 2’s free-to-play model, which generates revenue from the sale of cosmetics.
It is claimed that legitimate players lose interest in the game and are less likely to invest in these items when scammers are rampant.
The lawsuit ends with the words: “As Bungie has repeatedly demonstrated, it will not allow its game, its community, or its employees to be abused, defrauded, or threatened.
“Leone did all three and this action is the consequence.”
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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