In their continued effort to put down cheaters in Fortnite, Epic games has reportedly hired private investigators. Their job? To locate cheaters the company couldn’t find on their own and serve notice of impending legal action.

According to Torrent Freak, the most recent use of a PI has resulted in the discovery that Epic is suing yet another kid — from North Carolina. Again, at the time of serving, they were not sure of the defendant’s age. So, to be on the safe side they assumed he might be a minor and were correct. Both the defendant and his mother were served and Epic has asked the court to keep the minor’s name under wraps.

This is the second known instance of Epic Games using a private investigator to locate a defendant. The other case also involves a minor, and again, both he and his mother were served. The mother reportedly wrote a letter in defense of her son but nothing else has been heard from them. In response, Epic has asked the court to rule a default on the part of the defendant.

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  1. NameGoesHere on February 24, 2018

    Epic is going Epic.

    I love how this company doesn’t give a damn about going after Minors, anything cheat is a cheat, doesn’t matter how old you are, if you know you’re cheating, you are guilty.

    Also, Fortnite now have a Streamer mode to prevent Streamers from getting Stream Sniped.

    This company is already years ahead in development compared to other BR games.

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    BTW, the original reason why most companies doesn’t go after cheaters, is because Blizzard Entertainment actually lost TWICE in court against cheaters/gold farmers. This demoralized rest of the gaming companies into thinking they can’t do anything against cheaters but just waste money on courts.

  2. ninetenduh on February 22, 2018

    Meanwhile, Bluehole over there doesn’t give a damn.

  3. Joseph on February 21, 2018

    Amazing!

  4. Todoran on February 20, 2018

    Good for them i hope they win the lawsuit ….

  5. Kevin Flemming on February 20, 2018

    If only other companies were so serious about getting rid of cheaters. The choice for amazing games would be much, much larger than it is now. So many games are ruined by cheating.

    • Arty on February 20, 2018

      The people in the gaming community are out of control for real this time.

      • Kevin Flemming on February 20, 2018

        Yeah, it’s getting ridiculous. Sure, there have always been cheaters. It’s almost expected to come across loads of them now. Which is a terrible, sad state of affairs, really.
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        But with the widespread ability to gain the tools (and the simplicity of said tools) to cheat and bypass the security developers have set up, it seems every game that has PvP is rife with scumbags who have zero skill whatsoever and choose to ruin everybody else’s day.
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        Chivalry is slowly but surely dying out. I’m lucky enough to have played some games in the past for many hours, and not come across one cheater. So at least there is that. Just nowadays, I steer clear of any and all PvP activities especially shooters.

        • Max Power on February 22, 2018

          i cheat and i have wicked skill, i was an esports world champion in the days before i cheated but i got old and now just want to troll punks in game because the gaming community is toxic and it is their karma.

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