Epic Games investigates contractor accused of using access for profit

An Epic Games contractor has been accused of using system resources for financial gain.

The allegations include selling Fortnite weapon codes on the black market and improving the discoverability of maps created by his friends in the battle royale.

News of these alleged actions was brought to Epic’s attention. on Twitter by fan-run channel FN News. The account pointed out that Epic had already taken down several videos regarding the situation.

A video shared with GamesIndustry.biz detailed more allegations, including the claim that the contractor manipulated Fortnite content creator payments.

He also reportedly used developer permissions to promote friend maps in Fortnite player discoverability and on social media.

Epic Games replied on Twitter that it was is currently reviewing the issue.

“We have blocked this contractor’s access to Epic’s systems while we actively investigate these allegations,” the publisher said. “The video has been removed due to the inclusion of sensitive personal information about the Fortnite community creators.”

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