Fortnite is one the hottest games right now, but that doesn't mean that publisher Epic Games hasn't gotten in legal trouble for some questionable moves since first launching the title in 2017.
The publisher is currently battling lawsuits from a number of celebrities and other plaintiff. Epic Game has sued cheaters in the past, which has earned the company a fair bit of infamy. However, Epic Games was also sued by PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for potentially infringing upon that company's copyright. There are also a number of lawsuits in process that stem from the game's use of dances, with Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alumnus Alfonso Ribeiro suing for the use of a dance he made popular.
Although many of these cases are still in the process of getting worked out, check out the video below for more information on who is suing Epic Games and why.
Since its launch, Fortnite has gained an astonishingly large fan base. The publisher -- which is also known for such popular games as Infinity Blade, Unreal and Gears of War, has over 200 million players and a Twitter account with over 6.7 million followers. The game has featured cameos from such popular characters as Wreck-It Ralph from Wreck-It Ralph and Ralph Breaks the Internet and the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Thanos.
Following the success of Fortnite, Epic Games has announced plans to launch the Epic Games Store, which may give popular online distributor Steam a run for its money, as the new service has a lot of incentives for publishers. However, there's always a chance that some of the legal trouble that the studio is encountering with Fortnite might affect it in the future. Still, there's no doubting that the immensely successful game is now a cultural touchstone.
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