BlazeFN sold Fortnite cheats and paid the price. The good news? It's going to charity.
Feelgood Friday: Epic Games Sues Serial Cheat, Donates Settlement
Brandon Despotakis, AKA BlazeFN, was accused back in April 2021 of violating Fortnite's terms of service. And while not reading the terms and conditions are a meme at this point, the ones BlazeFN decided to break were fairly obvious: selling shady accounts and Fortnite cheats to other players for profit.
BlazeFN's unscrupulous activity included selling "aimbots, limited-time 'Full Access V-Bucks accounts' and 'inactive' accounts that included rare or popular skins and pre-completed battle passes, among other illegal offerings." You know, all the things that take a video game and make it not fun. At least for everyone else.
But BlazeFN got their comeuppance as they were told to publicly apologize. As such, they released the following statement:
"Hey everyone, this is BlazeFN. Until very recently I sold unauthorised Fortnite cheats and compromised Fortnite player accounts. I won't be doing this anymore because Epic Games caught me and commenced legal proceedings against me in Australia."
"I am also subject to legal restrictions that prevent me from doing this in the future and have to pay a monetary settlement which Epic will donate to charity [...] I'd like to apologize to the Fortnite community. What I did was illegal and gave players an unfair advantage over other people who play by the rules. I won't do this ever again."
Needless to say, Epic has done an epic job of turning a sad situation into something worth celebrating. The settlement will go straight to the charity Child's Play, an organization that improves the lives of children the world over through the power of video games and toys.
At least BlazeFN is used to the concept of paying their way out of a sticky situation.