Epic Games Sue Fortnite Cheaters

Fortnite has Over 3.7 Million Players Over 500,000 Concurrent

Fortnite has Over 3.7 Million Players Over 500,000 Concurrent

Despite the rampant use of exploits by some of the user base's morally dubious fans, the popular free-to-play mode continues to grow, as the developer has now announced that Battle Royale has surpassed more than 10 million players in just two weeks' time.

Court documents specifically call out Broom for modifying AddictedCheats.net software "so that it is specifically created to circumvent Epic's technological measures and instructed subscribers to the cheat provider website to do the same".

Epic Games already detailed how the company feels about cheaters in Fortnite Battle Royale (Epic's not keen on them). "And it's ongoing, we're exploring every measure to ensure the cheaters are removed and stay removed".

Epic also hinted that something like this was coming, saying that they were "constantly working against both the cheaters themselves and the cheat providers".

PCGamesN reports that Epic Games is now going after two players named Vraspir and Broom for infringing the company's copyrights. Both Broom and Vraspir are alleged to have encouraged others to buy cheats. "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 found a work-around with, adding, "Now method is exposed".

"Nobody likes a cheater", the document reads. The pair face statutory damages of up to $150,000.

Sounds pretty serious. And the complaint has also noted, "Nobody likes a cheater". The defendants use cheats in a deliberate attempt to destroy the integrity of, and otherwise wreak havoc in, the game.

According to the game's official stats page, PUBG hit 2,016498 million players yesterday, beating its own record of 1.3m concurrent players it set just a month ago.

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