Epic Games has filed a lawsuit against a former tester for Fortnite.
According to Polygon, the former tester Ronald Sykes revealed classified info about Fortnite Chapter two prior to 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 provided access to the games new options 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 in a position 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,” stated 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 below his NDA, Epic has sustained and will continue to sustain damages in an quantity to be determined,” stated Epic.
Sykes is not the initially individual Epic has sued in regards to spilling secrets. In May well 2018, excellent assurance contractor Thomas Hannah was accused of leaking in-game info following the finish of Fortnite’s third season.
Just before this, the studio filed lawsuits against suspected Fortnite cheaters. One particular such suit was filed against a minor.