Two men will go to prison for making Honor of Kings cheats
China is cracking down on cheating software in video games
Two men in China were arrested and jailed for making cheating software for Honor of Kings -- one for a year and another for one year and three months.
Local police then caught the cheat makers. One of them actually taught himself how to program -- he was a gamer who was curious about how another cheat worked, and spent a year learning how to code. (It’d be an inspiring story, if, y’know…)
His cheats allowed, among other things, the ability to kill enemies instantly.
Jiangsu authorities say that the charges against makers of cheat software vary depending on the province. Different areas could apply different laws to the case, including copyright infringement, illegal business operation and damaging computer systems, but all are criminal charges.
As for the gamer who triggered all this by calling the cops when he was caught cheating? He seems unrepentant. Authorities said he still sounded very excited when talking about how he cheated in the game.