Bloomberg Law
Oct. 22, 2019, 4:09 PM

Epic Games Settles Copyright Claims Against ‘Fortnite’ Hacker

Blake Brittain
Blake Brittain

“Fortnite” maker Epic Games settled copyright claims it brought against a minor who used and sold software to hack the popular multiplayer game.

The hacker admitted to creating, using, and selling the software to cheat at the game and circumvent Epic’s technological protection measures, according to a consent order filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina Oct. 21.

For example, the hacker used “aimbots” to automatically target other players, “ESP” to see players and loot that would otherwise be out of sight, and “wallhacks” to spot players hiding behind walls, Epic said in the ...

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