Fortnite: Battle Royale Clears $300 Million In April As Epic Sues Leaker For Damages

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor June 26, 2018
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Here's your daily double dose of Fortnite: Battle Royale news. First, the good news: According to SuperData, Fortnite brought in $317 million in May, 7% higher than its total in April, making it the first month that Epic's title has broken the $300 million mark. Most of the upward movement came from console players, as SuperData says that mobile and PC revenue was "flat" in May as compared to April. I don't think Epic minds that much.

In the less-good news, a former QA tester for Fortnite is accused of leaking information about the game prior to season four and the game's mysterious meteor strike. According to Polygon, Epic says that tester Thomas Hannah worked with another, unnamed person, to disseminate secrets about the update via Reddit. Hannah admits to having conversed with the person and even to revealing some information in violation of the NDA, but not to intentionally working to undermine Epic.

That's how I read the article, at least, which sounds like Hannah is saying, "Yes, I broke my NDA, but it wasn't intentional. I just somehow talked to the guy, no idea how it happened." Polygon even states Hannah's description of the leaks as "a private conversation whose outcome he had no hand in or control over." Last I checked, it takes two people to have a conversation. Unless there was literally a gun to your head or some other kind of significant coercion, how do you have no control over it?

That said, Epic's claim that it "has suffered and is continuing to suffer irreparable injury," seems to fly in the face of Fortnite's continuing to rake in hundreds of millions of dollars. Hannah should be punished for breaking the NDA, but it shouldn't be in the seven-digit range.

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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.

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