7 Arrested for Connection to 'Cheat App,' Proxy Service for Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle Game

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
"Cheat app" allegedly allows users to acquire purchasable features for free

Gifu Prefecture police arrested and charged seven individuals on October 1 in connection to the sale of an unauthorized "cheating app" or using a proxy service for the Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle smartphone game app. The app can allegedly be used to acquire purchasable in-game features for free. At least one person arrested is a male high school student, although The Aasahi Shimbun newspaper reported three other men arrested are 44, 41, and 27 years old.

Of the seven individuals police arrested, police accused one individual of selling the app, another individual for purchasing the app, another individual of selling information on a website where the app could be downloaded, and two individuals of purchasing that information. The police also arrested a separate individual for allegedly providing a proxy service for the game to receive in-game payments, as well as another individual who allegedly used this service.

The game ceased offering its Dragon Stones and Summoning Ticket in-game items in Brazil in September to comply with the Belgian Gaming Commission's declaration that in-game "loot boxes" are a form of gambling, and violates the country's gambling laws.

Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle launched for iOS and Android in Japan in 2015. Bandai Namco Entertainment also released an English version of the app in 2015.

Source: The Asahi Shimbun (吉川真布) via Hachima Kikō

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