PUBG takes aim at Fortnite over alleged copyright violations

PUBG takes aim at Fortnite over alleged copyright violations

PUBG takes aim at Fortnite over alleged copyright violations

There's little doubt that Fortnite's mode was designed in response to PUBG's success.

Over on Reddit, Epic Games shared a similar message within the Fortnite Battle Royale subreddit that explained why the challenges are being moved to Thursdays as opposed to the usual Tuesday start.

"This is a measure to protect our copyrights", PUBG Corp. told Bloomberg. This led PUBG Corp to "contemplate further action", and apparently action has been taken.

"This is not about the battle royale game mode itself", he continued.

Another week, another set of challenges that Epic Games has put up to challenge players to accomplish various objectives in Fortnite.

Without getting too deep into the weeds, PUBG is the brainchild of Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene. But we're also talking about a game with a magical floating bus and a surrealist, often Dali-esque world - it's entirely possible that these shopping carts come with propulsion. It will also address the way the game handles vehicles that are far away from the player as well as parked vehicles, which are now too demanding on players' systems. In early April, documents surfaced suggesting PUBG Corp was also suing NetEase, the minds behind mobile PUBG clones Knives Out and Rules of Survival.

This new suit is unusual because both companies are partly owned by technology giant Tencent.

The suit, which if successful could see Epic Games banned from selling the game in Korea and forced to pay royalties to PUBG, comes at the same time as PUBG admits that performance improvements for the game haven't been forthcoming.

Part of that is because PUBG uses Unreal Engine 4, and so the companies have briefly worked together in the past, but mostly it's because the people behind PUBG don't want any other companies making their own Battle Royale games.

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