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Epic sues two YouTubers over Fortnite cheats

Brandon Lucas and Colton Conter stand accused of promoting and selling cheats for the hit game

Epic Games is suing two YouTubers for endorsing and allegedly selling cheat for Fortnite in their videos.

A legal complaint filed with the North Carolina Federal Court by Epic has accused Brandon Lucas, also known as "Golden Modz", of "copyright infringement, breach of contract, and tortious interference" due to "injecting unauthorized cheat software ('cheats' or 'hacks') into the copyright protected code of [Fortnite]."

Lucas, who has more than 1.7 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, is the main defendant named in the case, but Epic has named Colton Conter, also known as "Excentric", as a second defendant.

The complaint, which can be found in full on Torrent Freak, also described videos in which Lucas refers to websites that he operates, where he sells "these cheats and accounts for his own personal enrichment."

"He posts videos of people using the cheats for the same reason," Epic stated. "His ill-gotten gains come at the expense of Epic and members of the Fortnite community."

This isn't the first sign of Epic's hard stance against Fortnite cheaters. In April this year, it brought legal action against a 14-year-old boy for operating at least two YouTube channels where he "actively promotes, distributes, and induces others to use cheat software."

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