PUBG Publisher Officially Sues Epic Games over Fortnite

PUBG devs promise to improve game’s performance

PUBG devs promise to improve game’s performance

The revelation came after several months of controversy when Fornite added its Battle Royale mode last September. Epic Games owns the Unreal Engine, which was used to create PUBG. The two battle royale games who have owned the world for the past year - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite - have long existed in peace (if not exactly harmony).

BlueHole has previously spoken out about similarities between Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, shortly after the release of Fortnite: Battle Royale in September a year ago.

"We filed the suit to protect our copyright", stated an official from PUBG Corp.

It seems PUBG Corp.is now on the offensive on any battle royale game as it took NetEase, the creator of both Knives Out and Rules of Survival, to court over the similarities between those and PUBG. Both games share other features like bandaging, reviving and similar type of weapons too. In the time since its battle-royal mode launched, the game has seen a surge in popularity among both content creators and casual games. Since then, "PUBG's" player count has fallen by half to about 1.5 million. According to SteamDB, a data site, Epic Games made an announcement back in February saying it had gained 3.4 million Fortnite players, climbing its way on top of PUBG's record of 3.3 million attained in early January. Again, Epic Games is not giving away any information.

"This is not about the battle royale game mode itself", he continued. These creative aspects have helped the game draw many players away from its more binary counterpart.

Unfortunately, Epic Games also refuses to comment on ongoing litigation, so it may be a while until we get those details.

This will be Fortnite Battle Royale's first drivable vehicle and, though we don't know when it will hit live servers, items teased in the "new updates" section tend to be released shortly after.

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