Epic Games Files Lawsuit Against Gamer for Selling “Powerful” Paragon Cheat
Documents obtained by Polygon have revealed that Epic Games is suing a German gamer, Robin Kreibich, for selling what he called “the world’s most powerful hack for Paragon” as a subscription. It was being sold on a website dedicated to hacking and cheating with the reassurance that buyers don’t have to worry about anti-cheating software because their cheat is “fully undetected.” According to the document, the defendant offers, among other things, “an Aimbot, Triggerbot, 3D Radar, and 2D Radar.” It further states:
Defendant also claims that his “hack is fully customizable for all your hacking needs. For example you can change the speed that the aimbot aims using Smooth Aim. This way you won’t look like a hacker and yet be the best player in the game. You can limit the aim angle of the aimbot as well. Our 3D Radar and 2D Radar give you full overview of the map, you will always see an enemy! Our 2D Radar gives you the ability to see if there is anyone sneaking behind you.”
Between June 1 and 6, Epic served takedown notices to YouTube, where the cheat was being shown off. On June 8, Kreibich filed counter-notifications with YouTube to have his videos reinstated, and in doing so, he “consented to the jurisdiction of the Northern District of California.” He now faces a lawsuit for copyright infringement, breach of contract, and unfair competition.
Paragon is currently in early access, and is expected to fully launch later this year for the PlayStation 4 and PC, complete with cross-platform support.