Another tester is being sued by Epic Games for leaking Fortnite Chapter 2Keywords Studio employee was fired day after leak, now faces claim for over $85,000 in damagesJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefWednesday 13th November 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleEpic GamesKeywords StudiosEpic Games has taken more legal action against the people that revealed secrets of Fortnite Chapter 2 ahead of the game’s reset.The Canadian Press reports the company filed a claim in the Quebec Superior Court last month against Lucas Johnston, a game tester who worked in Keywords Studios’ Montreal branch.Court documents found by the publication claim Johnston took a screenshot of new content from the game while testing it on August 30. On September 12, this image appeared on an official user forum for Fortnite Competitions — over a month ahead of Fortnite Chapter 2’s launch on October 15.An internal investigation by Keywords Studios reported traced the origins of the image to Johnston, who was spotted taking the screenshot on security camera footage. He was fired on September 13.The court documents claims Johnston has admitted to taking the screenshot and emailing it to himself, but says he doesn’t know how it came to be posted on the forum. The investigation by Keywords found that the user who posted it had three friends in common with an account linked to Johnston’s email.Related JobsGerman speaking Player Support Agent Katowice (Poland) Keywords StudiosGerman Community Manager Remote, Poland Keywords StudiosSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Epic Games claims the leak “deprived [us] of the element of surprise” for Chapter 2, as well as alerting competitors to its plans and affecting its reputation among peers.The company is claiming Johnston violated his non-disclosure agreement and wants unspecified damages of over $85,000.Last month it emerged Epic Games has also filed a lawsuit against another tester, Roland Sykes, who allegedly broke his NDA by leaking several details about Fortnite Chapter 2.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEpic vs Apple – Week One Review: Epic still faces an “uphill battle”Legal experts share their thoughts on the proceedings so far, and what to expect from the coming weekBy James Batchelor 9 hours agoEpic Games claims Fortnite is at “full penetration” on consoleAsserts that mobile with the biggest growth potential as it fights for restoration to iOS App StoreBy James Batchelor 13 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
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