Epic Games Sues 14-Year-Old for Cheating in Fortnite

Game Developer Epic Sues 14 Year Old For Cheating in Fortnite Battle Royale

Well, it turns out that one of the people Epic is suing happens to be a 14-year-old boy and his mum has a couple of things to say about this. In response, the boy's mother filed a legal note tearing down Epic's lawsuit and calling for it to be thrown out. While their offense in the case is not noted as cheating, Epic Games claims that they allegedly "unlawfully modif [ied] Fortnite's software so that he has an unfair competitive advantage over other Fortnite players" and that he "use [d] cheats in a deliberate attempt to destroy the integrity of, and otherwise wreak havoc in, the Fortnite game".

Eurogamer contacted Epic Games for a statement on the matter, to which the company replied: "This particular lawsuit arose as a result of the defendant filing a DMCA counterclaim to a takedown notice on a YouTube video that exposed and promoted Fortnite Battle Royale cheats and exploits". The kid's mother informs the court that the game publisher has no right to go after her son, accusing the company of using him as a scapegoat.

This is still an ongoing case so there's no news yet on a final verdict. Rogers' mother filed a letter with North Carolina's US District Court saying that Epic "has no capability of proving any form of modification" because her son merely installed cheats he downloaded from Addicted Cheats, versus altering the game's source code himself. Let us know in the comments.

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Her final point goes on to say that when Epic released her son's name publicly with the suit that the company violated DE laws that deal with revealing information on minors. Epic is suing both of them for "infringing Epic's copyrights by injecting unauthorised computer code into the copyright protected code". The mother of the accused minor has responded to the Fortnite lawsuit with a letter. Is Epic overreacting? Should the company just ban the 14-year old from playing, or should they continue the lawsuit just to make sure others don't follow suit?

She also said that under the shooter's Terms and Conditions a minor needs parental consent, which he never gave to her son. "As we said earlier, we take cheating seriously and will use all possible means to have our games remain fun and fair and supported among gamers, the spirit of competition".

"It is my belief that due to their lack of ability to curve cheat codes and others from modifying their game, they are using a 14-year-old child as a scapegoat to make an example of him". Moreover, these aimbots are set to attack Twitch Streamers, ensuring they can not win the game.

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