Developers of Fortnite, Epic Games has sued a quality assurance contractor Thomas Hannah with the claims that he, along with a third party worked together and leaked information related to the game.
As per he lawsuit filed by the developer Epic Games, Thomas Hannah and a third party are held accountable for sharing sensitive information regarding the meteor secret and the superhero theme which was posted on sub-reddit. The information was sensitive according to the developers, and it led Thomas Hannah to violation of his agreement. While the third party is not named in the lawsuit.
As per Epic Games’ lawsuit, the company has “suffered and is continuing to suffer irreparable injury”. Furthermore, they are looking for some serious punishment under federal laws as these damages are quite severe.
To respond these claims, Hannah said that he did not worked intentionally with the third party and breach the code of disclosure of information. He says that he was “pumped with a series of questions and guesses regarding where the meteor would hit,” at the end of season 3 of Fortnite Battle Royale. He thought that it was a form of private conversation and he was unaware of the outcome.
However, Hannah admits the fact that having conversation about the game’s content with some other person(s) led to violation of the company’s policy of non-disclosure agreement.
Ever since the popularity of Fortnite after its Battle Royale mode, the developers have engaged with the lawsuits many times. Recently, it was sued by PUBG Corporation with the claims that the game appears to be “replicating” the experience of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, for which it is known.
Fortnite is now available for PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. Stay tuned for more updates!