Epic Games Issues Ultimate Fortnite Cheaters Bans, Two Players Getting Sued

Epic Games Issues Ultimate Fortnite Cheaters Bans, Two Players Getting Sued

Battle Royale is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC as a free-to-play, standalone experience from Fortnite.

In other Fortnite-related news, the game has also surpassed 10 Million players!

According to the company, and Steam's stats, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has passed two million concurrent players. From a business point of view, we should start seeing Fortnite esports competitions starting up soon, and it should indicate that investments and gambles on battle royale games seem to be safer than at first thought. That is quite a feat in itself, seeing as not many games could reach those numbers in two weeks.

The infographic shares how there has been a total of 44,494,571 hours played in Fortnite Battle Royale which is the equivalent of 1,483 college degrees that could have been earned in that same time. Perhaps the free-to-play model is how gaming could evolve in the future?

Fornite developer Epic Games is looking to shut down cheaters by taking them to court. And now, Epic Games is doing something about it - legally. The two defendants apparently used this service to kill Twitch streamers (a.k.a. "stream sniping") during matches in Fortnite's new PvP mode, Battle Royale. "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" is often compared to "Fortnite: Battle Royale" for the references in the latter game.

This led Bluehole, the game's developer, to release a statement sharing their reaction to the announcement made by Epic Games. Chang Han Kim, the vice president and executive producer of Bluehole, stated that they have had an ongoing relationship with Epic Games through the development of PUBG as they are the ones who made UE4, the engine they licensed for the game. While Battlegrounds explicitly forbids cheating and stream-sniping in its rules of conduct, Fortnite'sonly explicitly forbids cheating.

With this being the case, many publications are now wondering if the publisher of PUBG, Bluehole, will actually follow through on its threats of filing legal action.



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