Fortnite developer Epic Games is suing a game tester that leaked and spoiled parts of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1.
The complaint was filed in North Carolina and claims that game tester Ronald Sykes shared details of Chapter 2 ahead of its launch. According to reports, Sykes used the now-deleted Twitter account @invisiblellama9 to tweet another user on the social media site in September with details of the game.
The lawsuit also alleges that Sykes used a second alternative account to reveal additional information including an image of the map. He also allegedly revealed that players could swim in the game.
In the lawsuit, Epic Games’ lawyers stated: “As a direct result of Sykes’ breach of his contractual obligations under his NDA. Epic has sustained and will continue to sustain damages in an amount to be determined.”
The lawyers added that “Sykes cashed in on what he learned as a User Experience Tester for Epic. He did so at the expense of Epic and those in the Fortnite community who were anxiously awaiting the new season of Fortnite only to have some of Epic’s planned surprises spoiled by Sykes’ leaks.”
Epic Games’ lawsuit then explained that the developer is seeking “injunctive relief and damages” for the leaks. It also requests that Sykes compensates Epic Games for the “maximum amount of damages” permitted under the law and compensate the developer’s legal costs.
Fortnite Chapter 2: What’s Been Added?
Fortnite Chapter 2 is a huge update to the game which provides players with brand new features as well as several other additions. The game was temporarily taken offline on October 13th, leading many fans to question whether the game had been shut down for good.
The new update has completely changed the game. It includes an all-new island with 13 locations for the popular battle royale mode as well as new water gameplay including swimming, fishing, and motorboats.
Chapter 2 also now allows players to hide in tight spaces like barrels or haystacks. The developers also removed dozens of weapons from the game to simplify its firefights and provide players with a more basic selection, although new weapons are expected to be added later on.
What’s more, Epic Games also made changes to its Battle Pass. It is now easier to track your progress with on-screen notifications while playing and goals have been made easier to achieve.
The update has been received well from fans of the game, marking the first time since its release in 2017 that Fortnite has been given a major overhaul. Chapter 2 is also the first time Epic Games has created a brand new island for the battle royale mode.
More recently, pop star Lady Gaga sparked a storm on social media site Twitter after asking her Twitter followers what the game was. The ‘Shallow’ singer tweeted: “What’s fortnight”, prompting her followers and other Twitter users to reply with an explanation of what the game is.
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