Publisher and Developer Epic Games recently released the beta version of their Free To Play game Fortnite and in just two weeks it managed to gather 10 million players needless to say it is giving Player’s Unknown BattleGround as serious competition.
As Fortnite is getting bigger and bigger the concern over cheaters is also increasing and to address this issue Epic Games’ Nathan Mooney released a post on their official website which stated that combating cheaters will be there highest priority.
addressing cheaters in Fortnite is the highest priority across Epic Games. 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.
And it seems like those weren’t just empty words as it is being reported that Epic Games is filing a lawsuit against two cheaters who developed and distributed a cheat program by selling them.
According to TorrentFreak report, Epic games has filed two pairs of the lawsuit in North Carolina against two cheaters Brandon Broom and Charles Vraspir who are suspected to be working with a cheating website. but the lawsuit is not on the website but instead, is against the two cheaters. they will be facing the charges individually for copyright infringement and a penalty of $150,000.
The Lawsuit claims that one of the cheaters has previously cheated multiple time and has already been banned nine times from playing the game.
A Rep from Epic Games said the following about their lawsuit
“When cheaters use aimbots or other cheat technologies to gain an unfair advantage, they ruin games for people who are playing fairly,”
“We take cheating seriously, and we’ll pursue all available options to make sure our games are fun, fair, and competitive for players.”
This is not the first time cheaters are facing legal charges for developing cheats for a multiplayer game. previously Riot Games creator of League of Legends has filed a lawsuit against LeagueSharp a cheat service specially made for League. Riot won the $10million lawsuit and forced the cheating service to close down.
But is taking cheaters to court really the solution to the problem? Gives us your views below in the comment section.