Fortnite Battle Royale: Epic Games Sues 14-Year Old Due to Cheating

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As it didn't want a guide on how to cheat live on YouTube a lawsuit was filed.

Meanwhile, Epic potentially faces litigation from PUBG Corp over the similarities between PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite's "Battle Royale" mode. She also argues that instead of going after those who use these cheat codes, Epic Games should be going after the websites/companies that supply them: "The company is in the process of suing a multitude of players for this game Fortnite". This software typically makes it easier to aim guns, allowing players to automate the act of defeating opponents.

He admitted that he had been banned from the game several times previously. Suing an individual user instead of simply banning them is an unorthodox and controversial move because it echoes the misguided actions of the music recording industry in its attempt to crackdown on piracy. The problem is, he's only 14-years-old. In it, she makes some very valid claims/points regarding the actions of her son. She alleges that her son could not have modified the game on his own.

Her final point goes on to say that when Epic released her son's name publicly with the suit that the company violated DE laws that deal with revealing information on minors.

However, this is where it starts to get really tricky.

"Nobody likes a cheater", the suit said.

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Epic explained the reasoning behind the lawsuit against the minor in a statement received via email: "This particular lawsuit arose as a result of the defendant filing a DMCA counterclaim to a takedown notice on a YouTube video that exposed and promoted Fortnite Battle Royale cheats and exploits". Epic Games states that "under these circumstances, the law requires that we file suit or drop the claim". Epic is not okay with ongoing cheating or copyright infringement from anyone at any age.

Online multiplayer games on different systems are plagued by people who use cheat codes or take advantage of flaws in the game's inner workings to gain an edge on other players who play fairly.

Last month, Epic Games, the publisher of the popular battle royale title Fortnite, made a decision that had some scratching their heads.

So it looks like the boy really did take some foolish steps that make Epic's case appear more reasonable.

The most interesting lies in the fact that one of defendants - a 14-year-old.

The lawsuit stemmed from Epic's stated objective of zero tolerance for cheating, with both defendants allegedly using an aimbot from a site that sells programs (The site costs between $5-15 a month to subscribe).

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