Epic Games Files Lawsuits Against Two Fortnite Battle Royale Players for Cheating

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Epic Games wasn't lying when it said that Fortnite cheaters would be punished.

A report from TorrentFreak suggests the Fortnite developer has filed at least two lawsuits against two of its most notorious cheaters. The Battle Royale concept has already done wonders for the game that popularised it, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and it appears that adapting the idea has worked wonders for Epic Games.

That said, it still has some way to go before it even comes close to the might of PUBG, as Bluehole also announced yesterday (perhaps in a cynical game of one-upmanship) that the game had passed the two million concurrent player mark - making Fortnite's achievement look rather pitiful by comparison. Additionally, the complaint against Broom lists circumvention of technological measures in violation of the Digital Millennium Copy Right Act.

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Epic also highlights the fact that the cheater's are actively breaking the games EULA - "The software the Defendant uses to cheat infringes Epic's copyrights in the game and breaches the terms of agreements to which Defendant agreed in order to have access to the game". He nevertheless continues to play by creating multiple new accounts using false names to circumvent thee bans.

"Nobody likes a cheater".

With this being the case, many publications are now wondering if the publisher of PUBG, Bluehole, will actually follow through on its threats of filing legal action. "And nobody likes playing with cheaters".

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According to Epic, both defendants specifically targeted streamers while cheating. "As Defendant intends, this often ruins the game for the other players, and for the many people who watch "streamers".

When Epic Games altered Fortnite's code to prevent further cheating, the second defendant allegedly leveled up the Fortnite cheat, adding, "Now method is exposed".

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