A German cheat creator is being sued by Epic Games over a hack he created for their upcoming free-to-play MOBA Paragon. The cheat program — designed by Robin Kreibich of Kostanz, Germany — features several hacks including 3D and 2D radar, an aimbot, and a trigger bot. It also offered customization to supposedly make it harder to detect the cheat. All of this was available to anyone willing to pay a monthly subscription for it.

Needless to say, Epic isn’t pleased with Kreibich’s activities. In early June the company sent takedown notices for videos demonstrating the hack. Kreibich later filed a request to have the videos reinstated, opening himself up for a lawsuit filed in Cailfornia. Epic is demanding a jury trial in which they are seeking damages for copyright infringement, unfair competition, and breach of contract (the EULA). They are also asking that all copies of the hack be destroyed and for costs acquired during the proceedings.

The interesting part of all this isn’t the existence of the hack and Kribich’s desire to make money off of it, but that there are actually people willing to pay to cheat in a game that’s still in its testing stages. Now we just get to wait and see how that worked out for them. You can read the full filing in the PDF below.

Epic by Brian Crecente

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QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community. For the past five years she's been a writer at Gamebreaker TV.

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  1. IDGAF on June 26, 2016

    Just send him a Killer. Would cost less.

  2. Todoran on June 20, 2016

    pvp over and over and over for zombies

  3. trionisshit on June 19, 2016

    SHITy copy paste moba, very boring like any moba, one map brainless pvp over and over and over the same always.

    • Cyril on June 22, 2016

      What are you doing here if it doesn’t interest you? Go play Solitaire and leave this game to whoever enjoys it.

      • Cyril on June 23, 2016

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  4. rip cheaters on June 18, 2016

    i wish more companies would act like epic. rip cheaters.

  5. NGoHT on June 18, 2016

    Mad already with that soulless generic game? hah.

  6. GUH on June 18, 2016

    A game that’s not even released yet already has hacking issues?
    Jesus Christ

    • drTRUTH on June 19, 2016

      that is why its called CBT “TEST!” smartpants..

  7. Nyobari on June 18, 2016

    Does this make Paragon Pay To Win (by cheating)? πŸ˜›
    But it’s important to know that there are folks who are willing to pay to win at any costs. It may be a small amount of bad people who do, but they are out there. Not just for video games, but nearly anything in life. Don’t let money make you feel entitled.

  8. Risea on June 17, 2016

    hack creators are assholes and the users are the same shit

  9. kek on June 17, 2016

    Why not offer this guy a job for the anticheat with supervision? PC games will always be cheated on, why not use their own against their own?

    • RenTheRose on June 17, 2016

      95% of all cheat makers aren’t actually able to make anti cheats for their own cheats most of it is very simple programming and then the rest of it is info pulled off other sites

    • Jimz on June 18, 2016

      1. Do you really want this random German hacker to work at your company with any chance of a breach which more than likely is high.

      2. Do you really want to encourage this type of thing rewarding him with a job would just create more of him.

    • LeiHngWei on June 18, 2016

      This ain’t TV or movies, where the hacker gets a job at the organization that caught their hacking. As others have pointed out, they can’t change their black hats to white hats. They are criminals, period.

      • NGoHT on June 18, 2016

        Main reason is, cheat making is reverse programming/disassembling and doesn`t have much to do with protection.
        More like trying to figure out how the programmers coded the game engine aka backwards thinking.