Epic suing two Fortnite Battle Royale cheaters after banning thousands

Last cheater standing.

Epic Games are suing two of the most prolific cheaters in recently free-to-play smash hit Fortnite Battle Royale for breaches of the game's end user license agreement.

The cheaters, named Vraspir and Broom, face charges of $150,000 in damages if found guilty, and are both linked to distributors of cheat software for the game.

Epic has already had to ban thousands of accounts for cheating and said they were "exploring every measure to ensure these cheaters are removed and stay removed" in their latest blog post about the problem.

Cheating is often rife in free to play games as users can just create a new account at no extra cost, and seriously impacts the enjoyment of legitimate players, hence Epic taking such a hardline approach so early in the game's lifespan.

Battle Royale, the mode where 100 players are airdropped into a match and must loot weapons and supplies to survive a slowly encroaching circle of death, has already reached 10 million players despite a small scuffle with Brendan Greene over similarities to his game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. PUBG recently passed 2 million concurrent players despite only being available on PC, so it seems there's plenty demand for two titles in the arena.

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