The second chapter of Fortnite wasn't exactly a well-kept secret – with leaks all over the internet, but that hasn't stopped Epic Games from taking legal action against one particular individual who allegedly broke a non-disclosure agreement after he revealed information he learned as a user experience tester.
Epic filed the lawsuit at a North Carolina court on Friday, accusing Ronald Sykes (@invisiblellama9) of spoiling "surprises" the developer had planned for the community:
He did so at the expense of Epic and those in the Fortnite community who were anxiously awaiting the new season of Fortnite only to have some of Epic’s planned surprises spoiled by Sykes’ leaks
Sykes first played this new content in late September. Three days later he told another user on Twitter that he had "played S11" (season eleven). He then tweeted from a separate account – revealing players would be able to swim in the second chapter and went as far as sharing an image of the new map.
Epic Games is now asking for injunctive relief and maximum damages for Skye's alleged breach of contract and "misappropriation" of trade secrets.
Sykes cashed in on what he learned as a user experience tester for Epic.
You can read the full lawsuit over at Scribd.com, courtesy of Polygon.