As such, Epic is suing two of Fortnite's most prolific cheaters.
Epic Games has announced that Fortnite: Battle Royale has surpassed 10 million players since it released two weeks ago on consoles and PC, with the free-to-play mode surely grabbing the attention of players that either have (or haven't) played similar experiences like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and are looking for a new addiction. Epic Games filed two lawsuits with a North Carolina federal court against two players accused of cheating in Battle Royale and violating Epic's copyrights. Thousands of accounts have since been banned. Additionally, the complaint against Broom lists circumvention of technological measures in violation of the Digital Millennium Copy Right Act.
Sounds pretty serious. And the complaint has also noted, "Nobody likes a cheater".
The pair have been linked to a cheat provider, acting as moderators on a site that assists players in using exploits.
The cheating players implicated in the case will face charges up to $150,000 in "statutory damages", according to TorrentFreak. They also issued a threat, perhaps suggesting that Bluehole can attempt to take some legal action against Epic Games for the uncanny similarities of the game. "As Defendant intends, this often ruins the game for the other players, and for the many people who watch "streamers". It seems that Epic Games have found themselves another commercially successful title, although it is unclear how many players will decide to stick around in the long run.
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".