Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Science | By Hubert Green

Epic Sues Two Fortnite Cheaters

Epic Sues Two Fortnite Cheaters

One defendant had been banned from playing Fortnite nine times.

A report from TorrentFreak suggests the Fortnite developer has filed at least two lawsuits against two of its most notorious cheaters.

But anyway, this is great news for all battle royale fans as it will show publishers - and developers - that there is a big marker for this kind of games. Last Sunday saw an all-time record of 525,000 concurrent players on their team-based shooter Fortnite, whilst today brings the news that 10 million players are hitting the game's recently released Battle Royale standalone mode. We are constantly working against both the cheaters themselves and the cheat providers.

The two cheaters in question are referred to as Mr. Broom and Mr. Vraspir. "We don't want to give too many clues about what we're doing, but we are rolling out tools and will continue to do so". Epic's move toward legal action wasn't without warning, however.

"Nobody likes a cheater".

According to the complaints, both defendants offer technical support for and, with cheats the site provides, monitor streams and intentionally prevent streamers from winning. "And nobody likes playing with cheaters. Defendant uses cheats in a deliberate attempt to destroy the integrity of, and otherwise wreak havoc in, the Fortnite game", read the complaints.

As seen in the infographic attached to the tweet below, Epic Games and People Can Fly chose to not only announce the player milestone that Fortnite has hit, but also figured that fans could use some additional statistics about the game's free-to-play PvP companion mode.

Other companies like Blizzard and Riot Games have also pursued litigation against cheaters to varying degrees of success, and Epic Games' is just the latest in this regard.

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