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Epic Games To Sue 14-Year-Old Cheater

Epic Games To Sue 14-Year-Old Cheater

Epic's latest update to the zombie survival shooter Fortnite brings some handy new toys to both the Battle Royale and Save the World modes (and in case there's any question, by "toys" I mean mostly guns), plus a pair of new Battle Royale leaderboards and the return of "Mutant Storms".

This could definitely become an interesting court case to follow, depending on how the court chooses to respond the claims in the mother's note. "Under these circumstances, the law requires that we file suit or drop the claim".

She argues that Epic has no proof her son modified the game. "As stated previously, we take cheating seriously, and we'll pursue all available options to make sure our games are fun, fair, and competitive for players".

The company claims the 14-year-old incurred in copyright infringement due to the fact that he altered the game's code without permission and to favor his own character in the game, which also goes against the "no cheating" rules established by the studio.

Epic Games has said that "this non-lethal grenade is thrown like a frag but obscures vision with a white smoke instead of splodin" other players'.

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As the case is based on loss of profits, she states that since Fortnite is free-to-play, Epic needs to provide a statement proving it's losing money.

The mother also alleges Epic is "using a 14-year-old child as a scape goat to make an example of him". Important to note that a minor can not be sued directly, which means there's a chance Epic did not know of the 14-year old's identity at the time. Epic makes a teenager "scapegoat", because it is not able to cope with cheaters. It was posted on YouTube a video in which explains what do you need to do with cheats, and when the authors Fortnite demanded to delete the video, filed a complaint. More understandably, the company may just want the threat of a lawsuit hanging in the air to deter future cheaters from making YouTube or Twitch live streams of the behavior and encouraging others to do the same. His parents nor guardians agreed to the terms and conditions that were set forth through the EULA [end users license agreement].

Rogue online gamers have designed, sold or used computer code to crush competitors playing the popular "Fortnite" survival video game, spoiling the experience and the creator's profit potential, the game's maker charges in a series of lawsuits.

Cheating at a video game may not be as serious as using Facebook or Twitter to harass or threaten someone, or using programming scripts to participate in a distributed denial of service attack against a government website.

You see, the poor cheater is only 14.

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