Epic Games is suing two people who allegedly used an aimbotting service to kill streamers playing Fortnite's Battle Royale mode.

Those wishing to cheat in Fortnite and other titles can use a certain website we won't name here to modify a game's source code, which allows them to automatically track players so manual aiming is not required. This of course makes it incredibly easy to kill other players in PvP matches.

This is often associated with the practise of stream sniping, where a player particpates in a match while watching someone else live stream it in order to locate and mess with them.

Epic Games has filed civil suits against two alleged associates of the cheating website in question. According to Epic, it was necessary for the makers of this cheat to reverse engineer and modify Fortnite's source code, and that is a breach of both the game's End User Licence Agreement and the Copyright Act.

“In using cheat software to modify the game’s code in this way, defendant and other cheaters who use the cheat create unauthorized derivative works based on Fortnite in violation of the Copyright Act,” Epic said.

Epic alleges both the defendants offer technical support for cheating website, and use the technology to monitor and grief streamers.

Epic wrote that one of the defendants has been banned from the game nine times, and when asked why he stream snipes, he wrote, “Because its [sic] fun to rage and see streamers cry about how loaded they are and then get them stomped anyways.”

Epic said it has changed its code to prevent these cheats, but one defendant found a work-around.

According to Epic, the streamer said, “Now method is exposed... Epic Eat my ass.”