Ubisoft is suing the creators of various Rainbow Six Siege cheats known collectively as MizuSoft, who have allegedly earned hundreds of thousands of dollars as a result of the software.
The cheats marketed by MizuSoft guaranteed players they wouldn't get caught, touting that their software worked in 'subtle' ways to avoid detection, by boosting weapon damage, or expanding FOV, for example.
The company were charging upwards of $77 per month, or around $12 per day for access to the tools, which was netting them big bucks. According to Ubisoft, the tools were being used by "thousands" of players and that the company were directly profiting from the scheme.
MizuSoft's website has since gone dark, although the lawsuit is going ahead. It alleges the company willing trafficked "circumvention devices", interfered with contractual relations, and promoted unfair competition, while also alleging the defendants 'knew' they were breaking the law, referencing a media interview with the BBC where one of the developers, JVL, bragged about their software 'ruining' the game for others.
The MizuSoft website now simply states that "MizuSoft will be ceasing operations as of October 24, 2019" - as one of the main names behind the company, the aforementioned JVL, is a minor and thus cannot be legally identified by his real name, it remains to be seen what the outcome of the suit will be.
Stay tuned to GameFront for any further developments in the case.