Fortnite Dev Epic Games Acquires Anti-cheating and Security Company Kamu

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Oct 9, 2018
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Fortnite developer Epic Games has acquired gaming security and anti-cheat company Kamu to help battle cheating.

The Helsinki-based firm has already worked with Epic on Fortnite and will continue to work with other customers regardless of the engine used.

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“Kamu’s team and tools have been key to building a vibrant Fortnite multiplayer experience that’s fair for all players,” said Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic Games

According to Kamu’s website, its aim is to “prevent hacking and cheating with our category defining live anti‑cheat service with pioneering hybrid client‑server technology powered by artificial intelligence”.

Simon Allaeys, CEO of Kamu said, “Joining the Epic family is not only a childhood dream come true, but a huge boost for our mission to help developers create beautiful gaming experiences. Battling cheating in games was just the start; today our products also help developers stay competitive by identifying player needs as quickly as they emerge.”

As said, Kamu has already worked on Fortnite prior to the acquisiation, and has also offered its services on various other titles, including Dead by Daylight, 7 Days to Die, Dragonball Fighter Z, Far Cry 5, Paladins, Smite, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Warhammer Vermintide II, and others.

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