“When executed, the DDoS Attacks flood the R6S Servers, overload its network, slow down the servers, and often cause a complete server crash, disconnecting all players engaged in an R6S match on the targeted server (and thereby ending their game prematurely),” the lawsuit reads. “Even when the DDoS Attacks do not result in a server crash, however, they nonetheless disrupt and interfere with access to the R6S Servers. Defendants have weaponized these DDoS Attacks, providing some R6S players looking for an unfair advantage with the ability to cheat.”
Ubisoft announced plans to counter DDoS attacks in September that resulted in a 93% decrease in attacks by the end of October.
The lawsuit mentions a time when it’s believed SNG.ONE responded to Ubisoft’s original plans. In September, the Twitter account for SNG wrote “Good job, @UbisoftSupport Keep the work up.” Accompanied with the post is a picture from The Simpsons with Bart writing on the chalkboard. The writing on the chalkboard appears to be edited to read, “We will ban every ddoser.”
The tweet has since been taken down, according to Polygon, but a screenshot of it was placed in the lawsuit. Ubisoft claims in the lawsuit that this means SNG was “well aware” of both Ubisoft’s actions as well as their own.
For now, Ubisoft is seeking damages and court fees while it petitions a court to shut down the alleged DDoS service.
was first launched by Ubisoft in December 2015. The support for the game hasn’t stopped by Ubisoft or the community. The game is the fourth most-played game on Steam at the time of this writing and Ubisoft keeps adding new characters to play as.
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Petey Oneto is a freelance writer for IGN.