Epic Pursues Cheating Players In Fortnite Battle Royale

Epic Pursues Cheating Players In Fortnite Battle Royale

That said, it still has some way to go before it even comes close to the might of PUBG, as Bluehole also announced yesterday (perhaps in a cynical game of one-upmanship) that the game had passed the two million concurrent player mark - making Fortnite's achievement look rather pitiful by comparison. After Fortnite's Battle Royale mode was released, an influx of cheaters invaded the title: Epic has since worked to shut them down. The pair face statutory damages of up to $150,000.

To see more information about Fortnite's Battle Royale mode you can check out the new infographic down below. The software that Defendant uses to cheat infringes Epic's cpyrights in the game and breaches the terms of the agreements to which Defendant agreed in order to have access to the game. While Battlegrounds explicitly forbids cheating and stream-sniping in its rules of conduct, Fortnite'sonly explicitly forbids cheating.

Epic Games banned thousands of Fortnite players for cheating earlier this month.


One defendant was banned from Fortnite nine times, according to the complaint, but he registered other accounts under different names to continue playing. Addressing this problem is the "highest priority across Epic Games", it said at the time. "Epic Eat my ass". Epic statement clearly implies the disdain the company has for cheaters: "Defendant's cheating, and his inducing and enabling of others to cheat, is ruining the game playing experience of players who do not cheat". 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.

In putting out a battle royale game reminiscent of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, publisher Epic Games seemed to have attracted one aspect of the Battlegrounds community it probably didn't want.

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