On Sunday, we ran a story about a 14 year-old Fortnite player being taken to court by Epic. We first reported that he was one of an original two alleged cheats; he is in fact among a larger group of players also being sued by the company. The story has been updated to reflect this. We apologise for the error.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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When I wrote how much I enjoyed the mother’s take on the matter and how Epic bungled their suit, I got some negative responses insisting that the kid actually invented and sold the hack, which was nowhere in the original article.

Is that true? I feel like there needs to be more elaboration on the position of the kid and the nature of the suit and why/how it targeted him.