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Fortnite, GTA V hackers face legal action for online cheating

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Oct 17, 2018 11:26 AM 6+ mon ago

Fortnite, GTA V hackers face legal action for online cheating

by Kyle Orland - Oct 17, 2018 3:26 pm UTC

It's pretty standard for game developers to use a variety of technical and community management methods to try to stop cheaters from ruining the online experience for legitimate players. But some game makers are increasingly using the courts to try to stop the spread of mods that give players an unfair advantage, as highlighted by a pair of stories this week.

The website for the Infamous mod went offline back in March but for months prior had sold lifetime "Premium" memberships in the cheating software for $40.

Last year, Take-Two used legal threats to force three other popular GTA hacking tools offline. The company also briefly forced popular single-player mod tool OpenIV to shut down, but that service was restored after discussions and changes to protect the online portion of the game.

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