This YouTuber is being sued for cheating in Fortnite

16 October 2018, 12:02 | Updated: 16 October 2018, 16:36

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Picture: YouTube: Golden Modz
Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

Epic Games aren't playing games

Epic Games, the makers of smash-hit game Fortnite are suing a pair of YouTubers, alleging that they used and sold cheats for the game.

The studio claims that YouTubers Brandon Lucas (known as "Golden Modz") and his collaborator Colton Conter ("Excentric") posted videos showing him cheating in the game and also sold cheats through his personal website.

Epic alleges that these actions violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, breached contract and engaged in "tortious interference". They now they want the videos taken down.

Here's an example of the kind of videos that are still public on Golden Modz' channel:

The studio wants damages and legal costs to be paid, and also wants the YouTubers profits from the videos to be legally removed.

It may seem strange for a giant company like Epic to bother itself with suing two little YouTubers, but this is likely meant to act a show of force which is aimed to deter other potential cheaters.

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