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Epic Games is suing a Fortnite YouTuber

Epic Games is suing a Fortnite YouTuber

A Fortnite YouTuber is being sued by developer Epic Games for cheating. 

Brandon Lucas is the owner of YouTube channel Golden Modz, where he frequently posts videos of himself hacking and trolling players to his 1.7 million subscribers.

Lucas also sells cheats to fans and fellow players on a separate website, one of his best-sellers being an aimbot. The cheats are sold to individuals for £150 a pop and only work with the PC version of Fortnite.

Another YouTuber by the name of Colton Conter was also named in the case.

Nobody likes a cheater

"Defendants are cheaters. Nobody likes a cheater," Epic Games said in its legal filing.

"Defendant Lucas not only cheats, but he also promotes, advertises, and sells software that enables those who use it to cheat."

In a recent video, Lucas is seen trolling Fortnite players that are wearing the game's default skin, which may indicate that they're new players. 

Epic has also made a copyright complaint against Golden Modz, leading YouTube to remove a handful of other videos from the channel.

Speaking to the BBC, Epic said: "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."

Lucas retaliated to the legal move in another video, saying that he's "confused because there are about a thousand other content creators on YouTube that make Fortnite content". He also pointed out that other creators use in-game hacks without being punished.


Editor - Influencer Update

Danielle Partis is Editor of InfluencerUpdate.biz. She was previously the lead content creator for TeamRock Games, as well as contributing to outlets such as Metal Hammer, both online and in-print. Prior to that, Danielle worked as a freelance PR consultant and freelance journalist for a number of outlets.

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