PUBG Corp. sues Epic in a copyright battle between PUBG & Fortnite

PUBG Corp. sues Epic in a copyright battle between PUBG & Fortnite

PUBG Corp. sues Epic in a copyright battle between PUBG & Fortnite

So, if you want to take on the Fortnite Week 5 challenges for yourself, you can use this article as a benchmark and hopefully complete all of them this week! And it's hard to deny certain similarities beyond just the basic concept of 100 players forced to gather resources and fight in an ever-shrinking safe zone.

It's certainly going to be interesting to see what Bluehole will do when Call Of Duty and other big name companies start adding the mode to their games.

"This is a measure to protect our copyrights", PUBG Corp. told Bloomberg.

"We have also noticed that Epic Games references PUBG in the promotion of Fortnite to their community and in communications with the press". After it launched, "PUBG" publisher Bluehole said it was contemplating "further action" against Epic for "replicating the experience for which "PUBG" is known".

BlueHole has previously spoken out about similarities between Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, shortly after the release of Fortnite: Battle Royale in September previous year.

As two of the most popular streamers on Twitch, Shroud and Dr DisRespect attract tens of thousands of viewers every time they go live with PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds most often their game of choice.

"Fortnite", though free to play, generated $296 million in April through selling in-game items, according to research firm SuperData. PUBG Corp. argued that Rules of Survival and Knives Out were both based on PUBG, and demanded $150,000 "per infringed work".

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

They are also built on the same underlying software framework, Epic's Unreal Engine 4, which provides the beneath-the-hood code that game developers flesh out with their own art and game logic.

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