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PUBG Has Reportedly Filed A Lawsuit Against Fortnite

PUBG Has Reportedly Filed A Lawsuit Against Fortnite

Back in September a year ago, Bluehole CEO Changhan Kim voiced concerns over Fornite: Battle Royale, saying Epic Games was privy to PUBG's development. That includes encryption-based solutions to prevent hackers from exploiting vulnerabilities, banning accounts within hours of using an exploit, and even taking legal action against those who create these hacks.

All year, gamers have been debating whether PUBG (Players Unknown Battlegrounds) or Fortnite is better.

According to the Korean Times, PUBG Corp filed the injunction in January.

Battle royale games have been all the craze lately with both PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Fortnite soaring in popularity.

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It's hard to ignore the similarities between the two games. The frustration from Bluehole stemmed from Epic Games "replicating the experience [in Fortnite] for which PUBG is known". Due to the rollout nature of the updates, PUBG Corp promises to note the specific improvements with each release notes because of how subtle some of the changes may seem. "And we had this business relationship and we had trust that we would be getting continued support, and we were looking forward to working more closely with them to get technical support, maybe develop new features". Epic wouldn't tell us anything more.

Fortnite was first released in July 2017 but its Battle Royale mode was not added until September 2017.

Of course, there are differences in gameplay, most notably Fortnite's construct system that allows players to build forts, towers, walls, stairs, and other structures to hide in or block oncoming bullets.

Both games have proved hugely popular. In early April, documents surfaced suggesting PUBG Corp was also suing NetEase, the minds behind mobile PUBG clones Knives Out and Rules of Survival.