Epic Games is suing a former Fortnite tester

Epic Games is suing a former Fortnite tester

Epic Games has filed a lawsuit against a former tester for Fortnite.

According to Polygon, the former tester Ronald Sykes revealed classified information about Fortnite Chapter 2 before its release.

Earlier this month, the battle royale’s map got wiped out by an asteroid, leaving a black hole in its wake.

Sykes was given access to the games new features in September, after just three days he began to tweet spoilers - his account @invisiblellama9 has since been deleted - and claimed he had played season 11 meaning he could reveal what was new.

He continued to tweet spoilers, taking to a different Twitter account to announce players would be able to swim in Season 12. Therefore, he broke the previously agreed non-disclosure agreement with 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,” said lawyers.

Due to Syke’s contract breach, the firm is seeking maximum damages and injunctive relief.

“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,” said Epic.

Sykes isn’t the first person Epic has sued in regards to spilling secrets. In May 2018, quality assurance contractor Thomas Hannah was accused of leaking in-game information after the end of Fortnite’s third season.

Before this, the studio filed lawsuits against suspected Fortnite cheaters. One such suit was filed against a minor. 

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