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Epic Games Sue Beta Tester Who Leaked Fortnite Chapter 2 Detail

Epic Games hit Fortnite developers with a lawsuit after the individual disclosed information about the second chapter event in the game

Epic Games hit Fortnite developers with a lawsuit after the individual disclosed information about the second chapter event in the game. 

Epic is seeking compensation because the leak has violated the NDA and has given abundant details about Fortnite Chapter 2.

Ronald Sykes is facing a lawsuit from Epic Games in North Carolina that allegedly violated a contract and caused damage to the developer. 

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Sykes previously worked as a test for Fortnite in the content of Season 11. As is the correct procedure, Sykes signed the NDA but shortly after it violated the contract.

Through many different Twitter accounts, Sykes has revealed details about Fortnite Chapter 2 including that players will be able to swim. He took things a step further by publishing an early look at the new Fortnite Chapter 2 map, which gave Battle Royale a whole new look.

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With litigation only beginning, there is little detail about the type of damages Sykes might face if found guilty. The lawsuit only says that the amount will be determined.

Given how much money Fortnite makes and continues to make on a regular basis, it is in the interest of Epic Games to protect its property. Leaks are very common for Fortnite but are also harmful in a way that is difficult to identify.

Knowing Chapter 2 ahead of time doesn't necessarily spoil the excitement or make Epic Games lose money (at a glance), but it does affect the element of surprise. 

This is the element of surprise that Fortnite achieved when compared to many games. Just look at how much media attention Epic Games has achieved once you stop the game for two days.

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Whether this lawsuit will discourage future leaks from disclosing early information, Epic Games is still trying to send a message. In the case of Sykes, he violated a contract, but other leaks from Fortnite come from identifying game files, which is a violation in itself. 

Some social media accounts and websites were closed for participating in the leaks but did not face the same kind of sanctions Sykes faced.

Chapter 2 Fortnite is now available.

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