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Epic Games Bring Legal Charges Against YouTuber for Selling Fortnite Cheats

Developer Epic Games has laid down the hammer and is suing popular YouTuber “Golden Modz” for promoting and using Fortnite cheats

No one likes a cheater. We want to believe that everyone can play fairly, equally, and within the rules, but not in the case of YouTuber “Golden Modz”, whose channel has over a million subscribers and a lot of daily views. He has been accused that while streaming he has been selling Fortnite “magical powers” or in layman’s terms cheats that allow players to hack the game.

Epic claims that Brandon Lucas or “Golden Modz” cheat software unlawfully modifies Fortnite’s copyrighted code in a manner that infringes Epic’s copyrights by creating unauthorized derivative works of, and substantially similar to, Epic’s Fortnite software.

Epic Games has also gone after a second YouTuber by the name of Colton Conter or “Exentric.” Colton and Brandon have been seen playing together in some videos and laughing about the cheat software they used which gave them “magical powers,” allowing them to kill dozens of other Fortnite players.

Recently, Epic Games has really tried to crack down on protecting the players by giving out advice in relation to enabling a two-factor authentication, not to buy accounts or share systems. It’s quite obvious how serious Epic Games take in wanting to keep players safe and equal for everyone.

For some lighter news, Epic Games revealed on their blog that the In-Game Tournaments for Fortnite are beginning today and also, with the latest v6.02 update for Fortnite, you have the chance to witness the new the Quad Launcher and the new limited-time mode Disco Domination.

 

 

 

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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Deputy Editor, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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