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Published: Thu, November 30, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Fortnite Becomes Xbox One X Enhanced With Newest Patch

Fortnite Becomes Xbox One X Enhanced With Newest Patch

Epic is also teasing a new limited time mode for Fortnite Battle Royale, due to be revealed at the Game Awards on 7th December.

In a letter filed on November 15, the 14-year-old's mother addressed the allegations and made several counterpoints that may clear his name.

Back in October, we learned that Epic Games had filed a lawsuit against two specific Fortnite cheaters.

Her final point goes on to say that when Epic released her son's name publicly with the suit that the company violated DE laws that deal with revealing information on minors. "As we said earlier, we take cheating seriously and will use all possible means to have our games remain fun and fair and supported among gamers, the spirit of competition".

It would appear however, that Epic Games isn't familiar with Delaware's laws, One of which is that it is against DE law to publish names on minors, and that he is unlikely to be the developer/distributor of the cheating tools because of his age. The game involves a contest between a large number of human players, with as many as 100 people facing off in a single round.

14-Year Old Video Game Cheater Sued, Mom Defends Him
My son's a scapegoat: Mother defends boy sued by game developer over Fortnite cheats

For players who managed to snag an Xbox One X earlier this month, Epic Games is finally giving Fortnite the visual boost it needs to really take advantage of the new hardware. Unfortunately for the Epic PR team, one of the cheaters being sued turned out to be only 14 years old, and his mom is not happy. She acknowledged that her son showcased those cheats during a live stream session via YouTube.

The mother also alleges Epic is "using a 14-year-old child as a scape goat to make an example of him".

So it looks like the boy really did take some foolish steps that make Epic's case appear more reasonable. Some video-game makers are aggressively cracking down on cheaters, who they fear could drive away eyeballs from advertising some developers sell, said Kevin Greene, who teaches entertainment law at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. His parents nor guardians agreed to the terms and conditions that were set forth through the EULA [end users license agreement]. We agree to these contracts without reading them or even understanding what types of behavior scale from prohibited to illegal.

Epic Games has also added new Vindertech weapons to the game. By law the company was obliged to remove, or to go to court. These are players who, increasingly, are playing games that are given out for free online that involve interacting with other human beings - all with little rules, protections, or guardrails to regulate their behavior.

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