Epic Games Files Lawsuits Against Two Fortnite Battle Royale Players for Cheating

Fortnite Battle Royale hits 525,000 concurrent players with 3.7m daily active users

Fortnite Battle Royale hits 525000 concurrent players, with 3.7m daily active users

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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Several days ago, Epic Games confirmed that it banned "thousands" of cheaters in Fortnite's Battle Royale game mode, and that it has plans to roll out even more anti-cheat tools in the future.

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".

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