A report from TorrentFreak suggests the Fortnite developer has filed at least two lawsuits against two of its most notorious cheaters.
Epic Games has announced that Fortnite: Battle Royale has surpassed 10 million players since it released two weeks ago on consoles and PC, with the free-to-play mode surely grabbing the attention of players that either have (or haven't) played similar experiences like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and are looking for a new addiction. Addressing this problem is the "highest priority across Epic Games", it said at the time.
Epic Games has taken legal action against two prolific Fortnite Battle Royale cheaters. The targeted cheaters, Brandon Broom and Charles Vraspir, are allegedly support staff on cheat website AddictedCheats, which sells cheats and hacks. We are constantly working against both the cheaters themselves and the cheat providers. Both Broom and Vraspir are alleged to have encouraged others to buy cheats.
Let's be straight for a second, nobody likes playing with cheaters.
As seen in the infographic attached to the tweet below, Epic Games and People Can Fly chose 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.
One defendant was banned from Fortnite nine times, according to the complaint, but he registered other accounts under different names to continue playing. However, if you want to send a strong message against potential cheaters, this is the way to do it.