Maybe it was negative feedback from fans, or maybe it was the realization that they didn’t stand a chance in court. Whatever the reason, Bluehole and PUBG Corp. have dropped their lawsuit against Epic Games that alleged copyright infringement for Epic’s handling of Fortnite: Battle Royale and its impact on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

The lawsuit was filed in January, though it only became public knowledge about a month ago. This came after a cryptic statement last September that seemed to indicate that legal proceedings could be forthcoming, even though many people — including us here at MMOBomb — thought such a possibility was laughable.

According to Bloomberg, the PUBG Corp. sent a “letter of withdrawal” to Epic on Monday, ending the suit. PUBG’s lawsuits against Netease’s copycat battle royale games are still ongoing.

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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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  1. kek on July 10, 2018

    Pubg had so much time to do a lot of things right. They went for a good while without delivering any content whatsoever. Then fornite comes and brings content in massive amounts, pubg gets jealous due their success and sues them. Lol.

  2. rickshaw on June 27, 2018

    Its good thing.

  3. Time Is Money on June 27, 2018

    They deserved to be ganked by Forknife.