Epic Games has taken another step towards showing their commitment to providing a quality product as the company purchased a Kamu, a security and player management firm.
The company which is based on Helsinki already provides game management, game security, and anti-cheat technology for over 100 million PCs according to gamesindustry.biz.
This is not a new feature overall, however, as Kamu has already been working to ensure Fortnite is “fair for all players,” said Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games.
“Building and launching games today is incredibly challenging, and only half the battle,” said Sweeney according to gamesindustry.biz. “Kamu’s tools for managing live games help developers grow and sustain their games successfully after launch,” he continued.
Cheaters have plagued gaming since its inception and PC seems to harbor the most due to players being able to access different areas deep within the game or create their own scripts and programs allowing them to alter the game. With every new catch it seems there’s a new hack or method to gain an unfair advantage and it’s Kamu and other companies goal to ensure this happens less frequently and is dealt with quickly.
Although Fortnite most certainly has cheaters, it has been much less prevalent than it’s battle royale sister PUBG which had struggled immensely with the issue on more than one occasion.