Since the release of Unreal Editor for Fortnite, many creators have paid tribute to their favorite licenses, like Call of Duty, for example. But this is obviously not to the taste of Activision, which asserted its copyrights.
Fortnite x Call of Duty, a worried crossover
Activision sued Epic Games
The unreal editor for Fortnite
Available for about two weeks, Creative Mode 2.0 allows players to create their own content
Inevitably, many of them decided to take the opportunity to pay tribute to their favorite licenses, such as GTA or Call of Duty.
Activision asserts its rights
But that’s not to the liking of Activision, which specifically called for the immediate removal of all Call of Duty-related content.
A copyright issue
The publisher considers this to be a violation of its intellectual property.
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Available for almost two weeks, the Unreal Editor for Fortnite, also called Creative Mode 2.0, is sure to delight a large number of players. Indeed, like titles like Dreams or Minecraft, it offers the most creative the possibility of designing their own content directly in the Fortnite universe. Some take advantage pay tribute to your favorite licenses, such as GTA or Call of Duty for example. However, it seems that it is not necessarily to everyone’s taste.
Fortnite x Call of Duty, a crossover that worries Activision
This is particularly the case forActivision, which started making claims against Epic Games for copyright reasons. The editor asks the immediate deletion of any content directly or indirectly related to the Call of Duty universe in the sense that it would be a direct violation of their intellectual property. Since then, the creators of Fortnite have therefore taken the necessary measures to comply with this request, to the great despair of some players who find Activision’s reaction disproportionate and ridiculous.
This was done by @MistJawaYT who has since deleted all of his CoD-inspired designs and maps
Epic Games previously warned the creators about potential copyright issues. pic.twitter.com/7XqpUrRJqx
—Jake Lucky (@JakeSucky) April 3, 2023
However, as content creator Jack Lucky reveals on Twitter, this isn’t much of a surprise in the sense that the Fortnite developers themselves had planned for this eventuality. A message broadcast on March 24 also recalled that any violation of this rule could result in an account ban, even if the creation in question is not intended for publication. So I hope the message has already been passed on to everyone to avoid any unpleasant surprises.
As a reminder, Fortnite is available for free en PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC and Nintendo Switch.