Epic Video games has taken extra authorized motion in opposition to the individuals that exposed secrets and techniques of Fortnite Chapter 2 forward of the sport’s reset.
The Canadian Press reviews the corporate filed a declare within the Quebec Superior Courtroom final month in opposition to Lucas Johnston, a recreation tester who labored in Key phrases Studios’ Montreal department.
Courtroom paperwork discovered by the publication declare Johnston took a screenshot of latest content material from the sport whereas testing it on August 30. On September 12, this picture appeared on an official consumer discussion board for Fortnite Competitions — over a month forward of Fortnite Chapter 2’s launch on October 15.
An inner investigation by Key phrases Studios reported traced the origins of the picture to Johnston, who was noticed taking the screenshot on safety digicam footage. He was fired on September 13.
The court docket paperwork claims Johnston has admitted to taking the screenshot and emailing it to himself, however says he does not know the way it got here to be posted on the discussion board. The investigation by Key phrases discovered that the consumer who posted it had three associates in widespread with an account linked to Johnston’s electronic mail.
Epic Video games claims the leak “disadvantaged [us] of the ingredient of shock” for Chapter 2, in addition to alerting opponents to its plans and affecting its fame amongst friends.
The corporate is claiming Johnston violated his non-disclosure settlement and needs unspecified damages of over $85,000.
Final month it emerged Epic Video games has additionally filed a lawsuit in opposition to one other tester, Roland Sykes, who allegedly broke his NDA by leaking a number of particulars about Fortnite Chapter 2.