Epic Games are suing two of Fortnite Battle Royale’s most prolific cheaters. Complaints filed with a North Carolina federal court accuse the two players of violating Epic’s copyrights and End User License Agreement.
10 million people have played Fortnite Battle Royale.
Last week, the company wrote about the issues that cheaters were causing the game, saying they had already banned thousands of accounts, and that they were “exploring every measure to ensure these cheaters are removed and stay removed” from the game.
Epic clearly weren’t messing around, and the two lawsuits they’ve filed accuse the two alleged cheaters – whose names on the lawsuits are Mr Broom and Mr Vraspir – of infringing on the game’s copyright by changing the game’s code. That infringement also means that the players – one of whom has been banned from the game nine times – is in breach of the game’s terms of service.
Both defendants are linked to a cheat provider, working as moderators and support staff on a site that helps players access cheats. They both face charges of $150,000 in statutory damages if they lose the case. If you’re up to date with your legal jargon, here are copies of the full complaints filed against Vraspir and Broom.