PUBG Corp. Sues Epic Games For Copyright Infringement

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While numerous games now include a Battle Royale mode, the two biggest names in the genre remain PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite Battle Royale.

Going forward, PUBG Corp. outlined three top priorities: performance, server-side optimisation, and cheating.

According to the filing, the boy posted a live-streamed video of himself cheating while playing the game, demonstrating "his use of the cheat to unlawfully modify the Fortnitegame code" and instructing viewers "as to how to use the cheat in the same way".

However, analysts suggest the popularity of PUBG has waned since January, while Fortnite continues to attract more players.

PUBG Corp has filed a lawsuit against Fortnite developer Epic Games.

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There's a lot to unpack here, so let's start with the obvious.

Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek and Dr DisRespect, best known for streaming battle royale game PUBG, look like they are getting their wish as files discover new personalized official weapon skins.

Kim also states that Bluehole "had an ongoing relationship with Epic Games throughout PUBG's development as they are the creators of UE4, the engine we licensed for the game". However, there are a couple things to point out that may lead more credence to an alternative case. The last time a licensor tried to sue Epic Games, it put Too Human developer Silicon Knights out of business when Epic countersued and won in court.

Meanwhile, PUBG remains one of the most popular PC games on Earth, but the team behind the game has made it clear that they aren't afraid to resort to legal action if they feel it necessary.

The thing is that Epic Games can nearly certainly retaliate by scrutinising the details of their licensing agreement with Bluehole for Unreal Engine 4, on which PUBG is built.