Epic filed civil complaints Tuesday against two alleged associates of Addicted Cheats, a website that provides aimbotting services to players. A couple of minutes ago, Epic Games revealed that Fortnite: Battle Royale passed ten million total players. 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. One of the pair had been banned at least nine times across different accounts prior to the formal legal complaint. This practice, which is known as "stream sniping, ' has been a semi-frequent and much-derided fad among the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds community-a game that Fortnite " s new battle royale mode expressly took some cues from. "He has also continued to cheat and to induce others to cheat at Fortnite".
Epic has also stated that they will be constantly working against both the cheating players AND the cheat providers, and, apparently, this is just the first step.
When Epic Games altered Fortnite's code to prevent further cheating, the second defendant allegedly leveled up the Fortnite cheat, adding, "Now method is exposed". Over Discord chat, both defendants declined to comment.
In a statement to Kotaku, Epic Games says, "When cheaters use aimbots or other cheat technologies to gain an unfair advantage, they ruin games for people who are playing fairly". 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. Nobody. We play PvP games like Fortnite Battle Royale for their competitive integrity.