Video game cheating seems to be becoming the most critical thing for Epic video games. The game lawsuit involves a 14-year-old kid.
Why Video Game Cheating Lawsuit?
What did the 14-year-old kid do wrong? Well, apparently the video game lawsuit claims that he used the cheating software. The video game cheating software would give him an unfair advantage. However, his mother is taking the case seriously and fighting back for her kid.
Last Video Game Cheating Lawsuit Goes Back to October
It also started back in October this year with the Epic game lawsuit. The company behind it, decided to sue two of the players. The lawsuit involves a game named Fortnite Battle Royale.
Mother’s Response to the Lawsuit
So the mother of the alleged video game cheating individual could not let that go so quickly. She wrote a letter to the judge appointed to this case. In her letter, she has written that the company fails to provide proof of any modification to the gaming software. Furthermore, she states that she did not permit her son to play the game. Also, she added that the company did not suffer any losses as Fortnite Battle Royale is freely available for anyone.
The letter does not stop here. His mother goes on to say that the company is using her son as a scapegoat. Instead of filing a lawsuit against her son, Epic must go after the websites providing these free codes.
Reply by Epic
The company statement says that the lawsuit came in response to DMCA challenged by the kid. The kid’s video on YouTube playing Fortnite Battle Royale was streaming live. However, the company took it down for what it believes it to be copyright infringements. Therefore, the kid challenged the video giving a statement it did not violate any copyright laws.
Furthermore, the company states that it is not OK with someone sharing cheat codes with everyone. And Epic does not care about the age of the copyright infringer.
Naming A Kid and Delaware State Law
Some media reports point to the fact that no business organization can publicly nominate a minor in a lawsuit. They argue that it is against the Delaware State law and hence illegal. So, if Epic did commit this mistake, it may have to face severe legal repercussions.
Therefore, the release of the name will allow media outlets to release additional info about the kid. Also, the game maker claims that the kid did make some money out of his video stunt. However, his mother states that her son did not get any money out of this video.
What Makes Fortnite Such a Hot Gaming Commodity?
Fortnite is multiplayer and can simultaneously involve several players. Up to 100 players can play Fortnite Battle Royale at the same time. Thus, the increased competition intensifies interest in Fortnite Battle Royale and makes it a big hit. Since it can also be played on PC, the company alleges that computer users come up with many hacks not otherwise allowed. They use these hacks to gain an unfair advantage over other players playing on a console.