Epic Still Taking Fortnite Battle Royale Cheaters To Court

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor January 15, 2018
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Battle royale games are typically "take no prisoners"-type affairs. Epic Games seems to be taking that approach with regards to people who cheat in Fortnite: Battle Royale.

Epic has filed a lawsuit against one Yash Gosai, alleging that "Gosai developed an exploit for Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode that enables players to obtain V-bucks without paying for them" and also "created and posted a video on YouTube to advertise, promote and demonstrate the exploit." So, not only did Gosai allegedly cheat Epic of income by illegally obtaining cash shop currency (V-bucks) but he also publicized his methods via YouTube, encouraging others to do the same -- and likely earning a few extra bucks for his video.

Epic is suing Gosai on three counts: copyright infringement, breach of contract, and conversion, i.e., the money lost on sale of V-bucks due to Gosai's video.

It's not the first time Epic's taken legal action against cheaters in Fortnite: Battle Royale. Last year, the company went after a pair of players, one of whom was a minor, who created and distributed hacks for the game.

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About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (5)

Virgil 4 years ago
Good! i hope they detroy this kind of ppl! GG Fortnite

rickshaw 4 years ago
its a shame epic has a hole in their head & a one way path.
This is not the way to approach gaming problems at all.
These players who exploit code are using it because epic cannot code.
its therefore epics fault not he players.
Suing is like bullying.
Wake up epic and use these people to help you do your job & code properly
its why players do it you make the flaw they will use it.
Trying to get a jail sentence or more money from a game player is dam right immoral & uncalled for.
Once again:
Its epic's fault they can't code, its their flaw that can easily be exploited.
Case dismissed.

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