Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Fortnite's battle royale mode hits 10m players in two weeks

Fortnite's battle royale mode hits 10m players in two weeks

As a result of his conduct, Defendant has been banned from playing Fortnite at least nine times. The Battle Royale concept has already done wonders for the game that popularised it, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and it appears that adapting the idea has worked wonders for Epic Games. A couple of minutes ago, Epic Games revealed that Fortnite: Battle Royale passed ten million total players. We are constantly working against both the cheaters themselves and the cheat providers. As such, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is the only game that has hit the two million goal for concurrent players. Epic Games filed two lawsuits with a North Carolina federal court against two players accused of cheating in Battle Royale and violating Epic's copyrights. Additionally, the complaint against Broom lists circumvention of technological measures in violation of the Digital Millennium Copy Right Act. He nevertheless continues to play by creating multiple new accounts using false names to circumvent thee bans.

"Nobody likes a cheater", the document reads.

For $5 to $15 monthly subscriptions, Addicted Cheats' botting services aid players in tracking, aiming at and killing enemies in PvP games. Defendant uses cheats in a deliberate attempt to destroy the integrity of, and otherwise wreak havoc in, the Fortnite game.

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The cheating players implicated in the case will face charges up to $150,000 in "statutory damages", according to TorrentFreak.

As it turns out, one of those steps involves legal action. This is also technically the same number for how many players have won a game as that's the only way you can earn an umbrella.

Other companies like Blizzard and Riot Games have also pursued litigation against cheaters to varying degrees of success, and Epic Games' is just the latest in this regard.

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