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About a month ago PUBG Corp - the company behind the incredibly successful "Battle Royale" title PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - issued a copyright violation lawsuit against Epic Games, makers of Fortnite

In case you've been living under a rock for the past year, Fortnite is currently one of the biggest games in the world, though its critics point out that PUBG arrived at the Battle Royale concept first, and that Epic simply tacked a similar mode onto Fortnite's flagging "Save the World" campaign.

PUBG Corp has been eyeing up legal action since the start of the year, and had planned to take Epic Games to court in South Korea following claims that Fortnite had ripped off PUBG. Strangely, PUBG Corp has now dropped all legal action and has even sent a letter to Epic Games confirming that no challenge will be made in court.

It's not known what triggered this turnaround, or if an agreement was reached behind the scenes. It could well be that PUBG Corp realised that it didn't really have much of a claim in the first place, as the Battle Royale concept existed long before PUBG appeared. Whatever the reason, it seems that any legal threat hanging over Epic Games is now gone, and it can go back to enjoying the fact that it has one of the most bankable properties in the world of gaming right now.