You might remember that back in October, Epic Games adopted a rather strange method of not only banning two players fo cheating in Fortnite, but also attempting to sue them as well. It has since transpired that one of those being taken to court was in fact only 14 years old, and needless to say, his mother is not happy about it.
Therefore, she addressed the court with a letter that brings Epic’s handling of the case into disrepute based on a number of reasons. She states that Fortnite’s terms require parental consent for minors, which is something that she never actually gave. She also points out that the case is based on a loss of profits, even though Fortnite is a free-to-play game, therefore Epic would need to come up with a statement to prove that the player’s actions caused major profit loss.
The mother continues to claim that by going after individual players, as opposed to the sites providing the software for players to use to cheat, is an example of using is “using a 14 year-old child as a scapegoat”. She claims that her son didn’t help create the software, which is what Epic Games are accusing him of, but rather he downloaded it as a userr, therefore giving Epic no proof of modification.
In closing, the mother also mentions that by publicly releasing her son’s name violates Delaware laws regarding the release of information on minors. Not to mention, that you can’t actually sue a minor directly, so it might not have been a wise move to go ahead with the process after all.
If you’d like to read the letter in full, you can do so below: