Fortnite Battle Royale claims more than ten million players

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As such, Epic is suing two of Fortnite's most prolific cheaters. To architect cheats for Fortnite's new battle royale mode, which now boasts over ten million players, the cheat-makers would have to reverse-engineer and modify the game's source code.

Legal paperwork against these cheaters has been found over at Torrent Freak, and according to it, the two cheaters in particular, named Broom and Vraspir, are accused of violating the terms of service within the game, as well as the EULA. The Battle Royale concept has already done wonders for the game that popularised it, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and it appears that adapting the idea has worked wonders for Epic Games. Thousands of accounts have since been banned.


Addressing this problem is the "highest priority across Epic Games", it said at the time.

Epic also hinted that something like this was coming, saying that they were "constantly working against both the cheaters themselves and the cheat providers. We don't want to give too many clues about what we're doing, but we are rolling out tools and will continue to do so".


Let's be straight for a second, nobody likes playing with cheaters. These axioms are particularly true in this case.

As seen in the infographic attached to the tweet below, Epic Games and People Can Fly made a decision 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. The pair face statutory damages of up to $150,000. As mentioned, these are just two cheaters in a game rife with violators, but the extreme steps Epic is taking to wipe out bad behavior certainly sends a clear message.


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