A lot of Fortnite cheaters got banned a few days ago by Epic games but it looks like the game publisher is ready to take it a step further with a lawsuit. “Nobody likes a cheater. And nobody likes playing with cheaters,” Epic notes after suing two prolific cheaters in their Battle Royale game.
The free to play Battle Royale form Epic games was launched on September 26 and quickly surpassed 10 million players. In that large number, you would expect some percentage of cheaters. They all got banned but two of them ended up with a lawsuit from Epic.
We are constantly working against both the cheaters themselves and the cheat providers. And it’s ongoing, we’re exploring every measure to ensure these cheaters are removed and stay removed from Fortnite Battle Royale and the Epic ecosystem.
The company wrote.
TorrentFreak has obtained two complaints that were filed in a North Carolina federal court this week, which show that Epic took legal action against these two cheaters who are identified as Mr. Broom and Mr. Vraspir. They are accused of violating the terms of service and EULA by cheating. This involves modifying and changing the game’s code, committing copyright infringement in the process.
The software that Defendant uses to cheat infringes Epic’s copyrights in the game and breaches the terms of the agreements to which Defendant agreed in order to have access to the game.
Nobody likes a cheater. And nobody likes playing with cheaters. These axioms are particularly true in this case. Defendant uses cheats in a deliberate attempt to destroy the integrity of, and otherwise wreak havoc in, the Fortnite game. As Defendant intends, this often ruins the game for the other players, and for the many people who watch ‘streamers’
Both cheaters are accused of ruining the fun for other players and could face a fee of up to $150, 000. The defendants are connected to the cheat provider AddictedCheats.net, as support personnel or as moderators. They specifically target streamers and brag about their accomplishments by commenting things such as ‘LOL I f*cked them’ after killing them.
Vraspir was banned at least nine times but registered new accounts to continue his cheating according to Epic Games. He is also accused of writing codes for the cheats.
Broom was banned once and previously stated that he is also working on his own cheat for the game. He publicly revealed that he aims to create “unwanted chaos and disorder” in Fortnite and said the game was the highest priority of the cheat provider.