Fornite Battle Royale CHEATER Goes To Court!

Game News: Fornite Battle Royale CHEATER Goes To Court!

Fortnite developer Epic Games is going after cheaters in its Fortnite: Battle Royale game. So much so, that the company is suing a 14-year-old who publicized the use of cheats... and his mom isn't happy about them going after her baby boy.

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  • SleepyGamez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    I feel bad for the family and Epic Games. Either way this goes the family is going to shell out a shit ton of money or they can just roll over and negotiate with Epic so they don't get financially ruined by said company. If Epic backs down people will question them and say negative things and if they don't back down SOME people will get made because it is a kid and their family that they are going after. I don't agree with cheating but I don't feel like suing a kid is the right way going about this... The whole idea that they are taking action against hackers are great but this just feels somewhat wrong

  • willhelm_55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Flamingo King

    2 weeks ago

    I'd love to see legal precedent of an estate getting sued because of underage rule breaking. if it goes through and the mother/family has to pay like 10k monies then that would be fantastic! I feel bad for the family, but in terms of legal precedent, that'd be great! Also interesting lesson to teach a kid... also also the family is going to have to pay the legal fees ANYWAY for a defense. Yay entitled kids with little oversight!

  • RiverRunning

    2 weeks ago

    I'm intrigued about this as there seems to be a difference in the law between the UK and the USA in this respect?


    In the UK that the son wasn't of age would be irrelevant to the lawsuit since the lawsuit would be against the person or person responsible for the person - so, in this case, the mother. It is also standard that ignorance is no defence in the face of the law, especially in the case where you are responsible for another who commits a crime. Now, there are ways in which this isn't 100% true and sentences/punishments/claims/etc. are often reduced but that often depends on the responsible person co-operating and the person committing the crime being put under watch by the responsible person and/or the law in a legally binding way.


    Essentially, the fourteen year old would, in the UK, lose access to playing all Epic games and any copies of Epic games he has for breach of contract, would lose his Youtube account and have all content deleted for breach of the Youtube contract, may loose his computer or access to one unless personally supervised by a responsible adult (which may or may not include his parents depending on whether the court trusts the parents - which is why they are usually co-operative) and may have to perform community service to make up for damages - these are all for the criminal and breach of contract issues. As for the suing, which is much less likely to happen in the UK because it is much harder to prove damage and you usually get much less, the parent would be held responsible and have to pay whatever the court decided was reasonable costs for the damage done (probably minimal given it's a free to play game) and, probably, at least some of the court costs borne by Epic for bringing the case.


    IANAL though so results may vary, though he'd deserve all of it happening to him if he actually did it and was stupid enough to contest the DMCA take-down and his mother really is that bad at arguing her case, if only as a lesson to others - you can cheat but you better believe it's gonna hurt if you get caught.


    P.S. Apologies for the Wall of Text TM

  • kadax FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    "Dear Roost Teeth's 'The Know',


    I take offense to you calling my son an asshole. He is a lovely boy who would never do anything wrong. Just because he was posting cheats online, which billions of other people are doing as I write this comment, doesn't mean he's an asshole. He posts videos all the time, or so I'm told since I don't pay attention to him in any way a normal parent would, and nobody files legal actions against him. 


    In conclusion, I hope this comment will CURVE your attitude and comments about my dearest child. In fact, your the assholes. #FakeNews"

  • EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eric Hohoho! Vela

    2 weeks ago

    Momma's Boy Cheaters are still cheaters. Someone still agreed to play by the rules. If she's unwilling to take responsibility, then she's too irresponsible to have the kid. She needs to think really carefully about this and stop protecting a cyber-thug.


    At work, we use the word "scofflaw" quite a bit. Brian Gaar knows his vocabulary.

  • Vevenstick FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold SVICK

    2 weeks ago

    Good for Epic. 



    Sucks that the kids 14, but cheating overall destroys the playability of certain games. If the kid had done the right thing, get parental consent for any of the contracts he technically broke, or just not file a challenge against a company whose game you cheated in. This lawsuit would have been avoided. 


    So yeah, Good for Epic. Don’t back down, that’s how people take advantage of you. 

  • nooksi28 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold nooksi28

    2 weeks ago

    Fuck the fourteen year old! Sue that little cheating bitch!

  • NateBond007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NateBond007

    2 weeks ago

    That end card was funny

  • woard FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    I hope Epic wins, if they don't I hope they then sue the mom and win that, fuck cheaters and "I'm a little boy" or "everyone else is doing it too" don't make it allowed or ok in any way.