'Fortnite' studio Epic Games sues two alleged cheaters

'Fortnite' studio Epic Games sues two alleged cheaters

Fortnite's new Battle Royale variant has only been around for a couple of weeks, but Epic Games took to Twitter yesterday to announce that the mode has already hit 525,000 concurrent players. "Defendant uses cheats in a deliberate attempt to destroy the integrity of, and otherwise wreak havoc in, the Fortnite game", read the complaints.

After a spate of banning scores of cheaters, the company has gone one step further by taking legal action against two well-established cheaters, according to data collected by TorrentFreak from a North Carolina Federal Court. Epic's complaints point out that cheating, and enabling others to cheat, is in violation of the terms and agreements players must agree to before accessing the game.

The lawsuit goes on to state that "As a result of his conduct, Defendant has been banned from playing Fortnite at least nine times".

The suit claims that both Vraspir and Broom are part of AddictedCheats.net, Vraspir a "support/help person" and Broom a "moderator and member of the support staff". Co-Founder at Epic Mark Rein recently tweeted about how Steam isn't the whole picture, but it's the best one we have, and his game would be doing pretty well on there too. Specifically, their cheat is accused of modifying the game and infringing on Epic's copyright. These axioms are particularly true in this case.

Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite, showed its seriousness against cheating as it launched lawsuits on two people who allegedly used aimbots for "stream sniping" Twitch streamers playing the sandbox survival game. But when the company warned there would penalties for those caught cheating, Epic wasn't joking around. The developer hopes that wiping out key names will send out a clear message for those even considering to inject third-party software for unfair advantage over others.

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