Epic Games is suing a former Fortnite beta tester for leaking the details of Fortnite Chapter 2 before it was meant to be shared. Epic Games claims the leaks spoiled “the suspense that Epic had been working to generate and build for months”.
Epic filed the lawsuit in North Carolina court last week stating that Ronald Sykes broke a non-discloser agreement after testing the game back in September. Ronald then went and shared the details of the game on Twitter about the features in the Fortnite Chapter 2 update.
According to Epic, Ronald used multiple accounts to share the game’s new map, the presence of swimming and boats, the upgrade stations and more features present in Fortnite Season 11.
Epic Games is seeking damages alongside the “destruction of all copies of Epic’s trade secrets” as Sykes in is “a direct break of his contractual obligations under his NDA”. The amount of damages has yet to be determined by Epic Games. This should be a fair warning as Fortnite season 11 is not the first leak to come out of the game. A few months ago someone leaked season 4 details and was also sued by Epic Games.