These lawsuits have been filed for copyright infringement, contributing to copyright infringement, circumventing technological measures, and breach of contract.
Each individual lawsuit states that the “Defendant’s cheating, and his inducing and enabling of others to cheat, is ruining the game playing experience of players who do not cheat. The software that Defendant uses to cheat infringes Epic’s copyrights in the game and breaches the terms of the agreements to which Defendant agreed in order to have access to the game.”.
The lawsuit goes on to state that “As a result of his conduct, Defendant has been banned from playing Fortnite at least nine times. He nevertheless continues to play by creating multiple new accounts using false names to circumvent these bans. He has also continued to cheat and to induce others to cheat at Fortnite.”.