Watchover Tyrant adds features such as a powerful radar, visible enemy health and further otherwise inaccessible information

Blizzard sues Bossland (again) over Overwatch cheat tool

Blizzard is once again butting legal heads with cheat software developer Bossland – this time, over a cheat tool for its recently-released shooter multiplayer Overwatch.

Bossland sells Watchover Tyrant for €12.95 a month, allowing users to add features such as a radar that reveals enemy locations, health and other statistics, as well as other tools designed to give players an unfair advantage in the game.

Blizzard accused the German outlet of costing it millions of dollars in lost sales and leading players to knowingly compromise Overwatch’s EULA, “causing massive and irreparable harm to Blizzard” by potentially causing those put off by cheaters to stop playing the game or not buy it to begin with.

This lawsuit marks the 11th legal case filed by Blizzard against Bossland, with the accusation also covering similar cheat software released for World of Warcraft and Hearthstone.

However, it’s the first legal action filed in the US rather than Germany – CEO of Bossland Zwetan Letschew told Torrent Freak that as the company has no connections to the US, the case would hold no weight in court.

Bossland won a similar battle against Blizzard earlier this year relating to a bot for Heroes of the Storm, which resulted in the studio paying its opponent’s legal costs.

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