Fortnite Rolls Out Update 1.7.1., Introduces BattlEye, And Sues Cheat Makers
Fortnite has just released a new patch which will benefit both Battle Royale and Save the World players. Update 1.7.1 introduces Battle Royale stats, balance changes to hero and monsters in Save the World, and improvements to Challenge the Horde progression. Veterans will now start Challenge the Horde depending on how far along they are in Save the World instead of starting off at a lower difficulty.
Meanwhile, Epic Games continues its crusade against cheaters. The studio has employed third-party anti-cheat software BattlEye to help police the ranks in addition to their cheat detection system which unintentionally went on a false positive banning spree earlier this week. BattlEye will be monitoring both PvP and PvE modes which didn’t sit well with PvE players considering the software’s reputation for being too “invasive.”
According to Polygon, Epic also filed suit against two alleged AddictedCheats.net associates for creating and using software to cheat in Fortnite. Brandon Broom and Charles Vraspir were both slapped with copyright infringement, a widely-successful tactic used by other video game companies in the past, Blizzard Entertainment included, to deal with creators and distributors of cheating software.
You can find the full patch notes on the Fortnite official forums.