Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite is suing two players for their alleged in-game cheating and for the promotion of cheats in their livestreams.
Players of the game, Brandon Lucas (Golden Modz) and Colton Conter (Excentric), have been accused of promoting and using a number of in-game cheats, causing Epic Games to sue the pair for copyright infringement.
A filing has been made with the North Carolina Eastern District Court over the case, and Torrent Freak obtained a copy of the complaint, which states: “This is a copyright infringement, breach of contract, and tortious interference case in which the Defendants are infringing Epic’s copyrights by injecting unauthorized cheat software (‘cheats’ or ‘hacks’) into the copyright protected code of Epic’s popular video game Fortnite.”
Epic also claims that the pair would stream to promote what they called “magical powers” – cheats that they would give out to viewers to allow them to get ahead in their matches.
Golden Modz posted a YouTube video on the saga, complaining about Epic Games striking videos from his channel. In the video he says he feels “discriminated” against for the way Epic has treated the situation.
Watch the video below.
According to the official filing though, Golden Modz is stated to have been “operating these websites and selling these cheats and accounts for his own personal enrichment.”
Epic also went on to add: “[Golden Modz] posts videos of people using the cheats for the same reason. His ill-gotten gains come at the expense of Epic and members of the Fortnite community.”
The Fortnite community hasn’t taken too kindly to the whole situation, with KeemStar fully going in on Golden Modz.
In response to a tweet from Golden Modz, KeemStar responded saying: “You damaged @FortniteGame game & they have every right to sue you!
“YOU ARE STUPID AF!
“Cheaters have destroyed games in the past & i fully support @EpicGames here!”
You damaged @FortniteGame game & they have every right to sue you!
YOU ARE STUPID AF!
— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) October 16, 2018
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