Epic Games has filed a lawsuit against a former tester for Fortnite.
According to Polygon, the former tester Ronald Sykes revealed classified facts about Fortnite Chapter two just 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 offered access to the games new attributes in September, following just 3 days he started to tweet spoilers – his account @invisiblellama9 has given that been deleted – and claimed he had played season 11 which means he could reveal what was new.
He continued to tweet spoilers, taking to a distinctive Twitter account to announce players would be capable to swim in Season 12. For that reason, he broke the previously agreed non-disclosure agreement with Epic.
“He did so at the expense of Epic and these in the Fortnite neighborhood who have been anxiously awaiting the new season of Fortnite only to have some of Epic’s planned surprises spoiled by Sykes’ leaks,” mentioned lawyers.
Due to Syke’s contract breach, the firm is looking for maximum damages and injunctive relief.
“As a direct outcome of Sykes’ breach of his contractual obligations beneath his NDA, Epic has sustained and will continue to sustain damages in an quantity to be determined,” mentioned Epic.
Sykes is not the very first particular person Epic has sued in regards to spilling secrets. In May well 2018, high-quality assurance contractor Thomas Hannah was accused of leaking in-game facts following the finish of Fortnite’s third season.
Ahead of this, the studio filed lawsuits against suspected Fortnite cheaters. 1 such suit was filed against a minor.