We take cheating seriously, and we’ll pursue all available options to make sure our games are fun, fair, and competitive for players.’ť. For $5 to $15 monthly subscriptions, Addicted Cheats’ botting services aid players in tracking, aiming at and killing enemies in PvP games. “As stated previously, we take cheating seriously, and we’ll pursue all available options to make sure our games are fun, fair, and competitive for players.”
Since she herself did not issue parental consent, and since the Battle Royale mode of the Fortnite game is free-to-play , Lauren Rogers asks that the court consider dismissal of the case against her son. Rogers’ mother filed a letter with North Carolina’s US District Court saying that Epic “has no capability of proving any form of modification” because her son merely installed cheats he downloaded from Addicted Cheats, versus altering the game’s source code himself. Specifically, Epic Games is suing 14 year-old Caleb Rogers for allegedly modding the game and causing the developer to lose profits from his activity in the free-to-play “Battle Royale” mode for Fortnite.
Epic Games and other video game makers have been aggressively cracking down on cheaters, who they fear could drive away eyeballs from advertising the developers sell, said Kevin Greene, who teaches entertainment law at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. In response to the cheating allegations, the boy’s mother has sent a letter to the court attacking the claims made by Epic Games. Apparently, in order to offer cheats in Fortnite, the engineers had to reverse-engineer the game, which Epic Games argues is against its End User License Agreement and the Copyright Act.
She claims that Epic is targeting individual players rather than the websites that are selling or providing the software necessary to cheat in an online game and using a 14 year-old child as a scapegoat”. Using the cheat codes which aren’t free (usually need to pay between $5-$15 for the service), players could then kill weaker characters for fun, especially those streamers” who create video recordings of their own games. According to Epic, the players modified the game’s code by using the site ‘Addicted Cheats’ to obtain aimbots” that would give them a competitive edge in the game, which involves building forts, scavenging gear and fighting waves of monsters.
We take cheating seriously, and we’ll pursue all available options to make sure our games are fun, fair, and competitive for players.” In the case of Epic Games , it went a step further with legal action (citing copyright infringement) against two people that used Addicted Cheats’ aimbotting services – which can be had obtained for between $5 to $15 per month – to wreak havoc in Fortnite. Fortnite isn’t a good game but it recently started a Battle Royale mode, a decision that attracted some quasi-controversy in itself, as well as some new players.
Fortnite has banned thousands” of players who have cheated in Battle Royale mode. It’s Epic Games, during the most successful week Fortnite has seen so far, marking its territory with a stark, clear warning to any other players considering screwing with their title in future. She claims that by going after individual players, rather than the websites selling/providing the software necessary to cheat in an online game, Epic is “using a 14 year-old child as a scapegoat”.
Your comment just reeks of desperation, what with the manipulative wording (Not just “I don’t want companies suing” because Epic is suing one person, “I don’t want companies getting SUE HAPPY!”.. Because Epic is suing one person, “I don’t wanna get sued for cheating in a single player game” when no one brought that up, which means you’re not just replying to someone, you’re actively trying to make this a point of yours etc.) and the ignoring of points QDP made that were irrefutable. All they can do to say “We’ve said this a dozen fucking times, and even if you didn’t read the EULA (Despite in my opinion, some companies NEEDING to have big, long EULAs or they can be open to cheating, liability for a player thinking their experience was ruined because of action/inaction on the player’s part when they’ve been “Promised” a good experience, and so many other things that can put the company on the end of the “Sue happiness” you hate oh-so-much) we’ve told you not to cheat and banned you over it multiple times, and because of your actions now millions of players are doing this and are abusing the system we have in place, thus making godly-OP characters run around on servers and fucking over people who haven’t cheated, which is making them leave, making it so the cheaters are a loss of income and the people who could’ve been supporting us are now a loss of income as well”.