'Fortnite' Publisher Epic is Suing Two Alleged Cheaters

According to two separate complaints filed to a North Carolina federal court this week (as spotted by TorrentFreak), defendants Brandon Broom and Charles Vraspir are connected to cheat provider AddictedCheats.net, acting as support personnel for the site.

This week, the developer and publisher proved that it wasn't simply making idle threats by filing lawsuits against two alleged prolific cheaters.

Epic Games is suing two people who allegedly used an aimbotting service to kill streamers playing Fortnite's Battle Royale mode.

The demand for a Battle Royale gaming experience on the consoles is high, and it could very well be said for the "Fortnite: Battle Royale" game.

Epic Games took on the touchy topic of Fortnite cheaters last week, saying that thousands had already been banned and warning of more to come.

Fortnite's Battle Royale pvp mode is now available to play and download for free via Epic Games' website.

"Nobody likes a cheater and nobody likes playing with cheaters", the document reads.

Against Vraspir, the lawsuit states that he has been banned from Fortnite for cheating, but he has defied it by creating other accounts using fake names.

As seen in the infographic attached to the tweet below, Epic Games and People Can Fly chose to not only announce the player milestone that Fortnite has hit, but also figured that fans could use some additional statistics about the game's free-to-play PvP companion mode. It also claims that the "Defendant has bragged that he is working on his own cheat to use in Fortnite". He was also accused specifically of using Addicted Cheats' tools to hunting down popular players while they were livestreaming to kill them.

The sections on the cheat site for both Epic's Fortnite and Paragon are now closed down with a message reading "closed for legal reasons".

Vanessa Coleman

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