Epic Games has released a new infographic for Fortnite's Battle Royale mode sharing all sorts of stats such as the new game mode accumulating up to 10 million players in just 2 weeks. Now, it's taking two alleged cheat providers to court, Kotakureports.
The two cheaters in question are referred to as Mr. Broom and Mr. Vraspir.
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Broom has been banned once and stated he's working on his own cheat for the game, and Vraspir was banned nine times. While Battlegrounds explicitly forbids cheating and stream-sniping in its rules of conduct, Fortnite'sonly explicitly forbids cheating. "He has also continued to cheat and to induce others to cheat at Fortnite". According to the complaint, when asked why he stream-snipes, the defendant said, "Because its [sic] fun to rage and see streamers cry about how loaded they are and then get them stomped anyways".
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"Let's be straight for a second, nobody likes playing with cheaters", wrote Epic Games in a blog post last week outlining the company's stance against cheaters. "Epic Eat my ass".
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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 the cheaters are removed and stay removed".