After banning thousands of cheating accounts playing Fortnite, developer Epic Games is now taking it a step further by suing two alleged cheaters.
The surge in cheaters, as you might expect, came after Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode was released for free, but Epic is not messing around when it comes to rooting them out.
“To start, addressing cheaters in Fortnite is the highest priority across Epic Games,” the company said in a blog post.
“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.”
Banning isn’t the only thing being done, though, Epic is actually taking two cheaters to court. The developer filed complaints with a North Carolina federal court, according to information obtained by TorrentFreak. Mr. Boom, and Mr. Vraspir are the two cheaters in question.
Epic is accusing them of violating the game’s terms of service and EULA, as well as circumvention of technological measures. “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,” Epic said in the complaint.
TorrentFreak notes that the two cheaters are associated with a known website that sells these cheats, with one saying that creating cheats for Fortnite was a higher priority for the cheat maker.
The players in question face up to $150,000 in statutory damages for copyright infringement.