As covered in our article in early October, Fortnite developer Epic Games is actively going after cheaters. And not just banning them, either. It's pulling out the war drums and going after cheaters with lawyers and big lawsuits.
As it turns out, one of the alleged cheaters is a 14 year old boy named Caleb "Sky Orbit" Rogers. His mother isn't too pleased that Epic Games revealed his full name publicly in the lawsuit, and her kid is understandably scared about what this could mean for his future.
Caleb has since confessed in a YouTube video to downloading the cheats from a website and livestreaming himself using them (seen below). His defense is that Epic Games should be going after the cheat providers rather than himself.
Epic Games is hoping to make a big example out of Caleb by suing him for a whopping $150,000. Below is its official explanation for the lawsuit:
This particular lawsuit arose as a result of the defendant filing a DMCA counterclaim to a takedown notice on a YouTube video that exposed and promoted Fortnite Battle Royale cheats and exploits. Under these circumstances, the law requires that we file suit or drop the claim. Epic is not okay with ongoing cheating or copyright infringement from anyone at any age. As stated previously, we take cheating seriously, and we’ll pursue all available options to make sure our games are fun, fair, and competitive for players.
It never pays to cheat.