has details on a lawsuit Epic Games has filed against another
beta tester for leaking "highly confidential information" about Fortnite in a
story similar to a report from
). The suit is against Montreal-based game tester Lucas Johnston.
Word is: "The company alleges Johnston violated a non-disclosure agreement and
is seeking yet-unspecified damages exceeding $85,000." Here are further
The court document claims Johnston took a screenshot of a new
playing environment on Aug. 30 while he was working for Keywords Studios in
Montreal, which provides user experience testing to game-makers.
Two weeks later, the image ended up on a Fortnite Competitions’ official user
forum, more than a month before its scheduled Oct. 15 release.
The company claims the leak “deprived the claimant of the element of surprise,”
tipped off its competitors to its strategy and affected its reputation among its
“As the creative projects created by the claimant require a long period of time
between the start of their conception and their commercialization,
confidentiality is thus, throughout the process, essential in order to offer its
users innovative projects at the forefront of the video game technology
industry,” the company wrote in the filing.
According to the allegations, which have not been tested in court, an internal
investigation by Keywords Studios traced the origins of the leak back to
Johnston, who was allegedly seen taking the screenshot on security camera