Two players referred to as Mr. Broom and Mr. Vraspir are accused of violating the terms of service and End User License Agreement by cheating in Battle Royale. However, Epic Games has previously said that they plan to include a microtransaction system for cosmetic items which will happen at a later date.
While PUBG was the originator of the battle-royale craze, Epic Games saw the opportunity to benefit from the hype and released the mode both as a free-to-play - in retrospect, it was quite possibly the best thing the studio could've done. To architect cheats for Fortnite's new battle royale mode, which now boasts over ten million players, the cheat-makers would have to reverse-engineer and modify the game's source code. One defendant had been banned from playing Fortnite nine times. Additionally, the complaint against Broom lists circumvention of technological measures in violation of the Digital Millennium Copy Right Act. In response, he allegedly registered several other accounts with different names to continue playing Fortnite and stream-sniping.
"Nobody likes a cheater".
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The pair have been linked to a cheat provider, acting as moderators on a site that assists players in using exploits.
As seen in the infographic attached to the tweet below, Epic Games and People Can Fly made a decision to not only announce the player milestone that Fortnite has hit, but also figured that fans could use some additional statistics about the game's free-to-play PvP companion mode.
With this being the case, many publications are now wondering if the publisher of PUBG, Bluehole, will actually follow through on its threats of filing legal action. Both defendants face a fine of $150,000. And in just a month, Bluehole's battle royale game has surpassed two million players online at the same time.