Fortnite announces 10 million Battle Royale players
Oct 13 2017 by Michele Stevens
"Defendant's cheating, and his inducing and enabling of others to cheat, is ruining the game playing experience of players who do not cheat", reads the complaint against Vraspir. Specifically, their cheat is accused of modifying the game and infringing on Epic's copyright.
For those unaware, Epic Games and People Can Fly revealed just a week ago that Fortnite's Battle Royale mode had garnered upwards of 7 million players, and went on to offer bonuses to fans in order to celebrate the accomplishment. The game's developers Epic Games just announced that the title has reached 10 million players in just two weeks since its launch in the latter part of September.
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. "We don't want to give too many clues about what we're doing, but we are rolling out tools and will continue to do so". Additionally, the complaint against Broom lists circumvention of technological measures in violation of the Digital Millennium Copy Right Act.
The pair have been linked to a cheat provider, acting as moderators on a site that assists players in using exploits. Defendant uses cheats in a deliberate attempt to destroy the integrity of, and otherwise wreak havoc in, the Fortnite game. Both defendants face a fine of $150,000. This is also technically the same number for how many players have won a game as that's the only way you can earn an umbrella. With this being the case, considering the most recent figures released for the game, it means that the mode has seen growth of more than 3 million users joining in on the free-to-play mode's action since then.