Thinking of cheating at Fortnite and streaming it? That might not be a good idea. Epic Games, developer and the company that owns Fortnite, is now suing a YouTuber for cheating at the game, and profiteering from it.
YouTube channel Golden Modz, who’s operated by a Brandon Lucas, streams himself cheating at Fortnite, and even runs a website where he sells ways for people to cheat as well. One of the things Lucas sells is an aimbot for Fortnite, which everyone know’s played a multiplayer game online knows about (it auto-aims at enemies, usually translating to automatic headshots).
While Epic Games has refrained from commenting on active legal cases, the company did share the following statement:
When cheaters use aimbots or other cheat technologies to gain an unfair advantage, they ruin games for people who are playing fairly. We take cheating seriously, and we’ll pursue all available options to make sure our games are fun, fair, and competitive for players.
In a new video by Lucas, he laments why he’s being used by Epic Games, and adds, “I’m confused because there’s about a thousand other content creators on YouTube that make Fortnite content.” Lucas cites that others are also using hacks “without repercussions.”
As someone who doesn’t condone cheating in any game, I’m hoping this is a lesson for those who wants to cheat or thinking of profiteering from cheating since it ruins the experience for everyone. If you want to cheat, maybe do it where you won’t affect other people’s fun?
In other Fortnite news, Epic gas released a new patch earlier today that introduces a new vehicle, and tournaments into the game.