Epic’s new Support-a-Creator program has caused a fair amount of drama in a short period, the latest of which is a YouTuber who was removed from the program after a post on Reddit shot to the top of /r/FortniteBR.
HappyPower is a YouTuber with over 450,000 subscribers and, until this morning, was a part of Epic’s program that allows Fortnite players to share the wealth with some of their favorite content creators when they spend V-bucks in game.
He was removed from the program after a post on Reddit’s /r/FortniteBR by /u/AIexTheGOD showed a tweet where HappyPower explained how to avoid bans after modding the game.
Any mods to the game go against Epic’s End User License Agreement (EULA), even just changes to cosmetic skins like the Rainbow Skull Trooper featured in Happy’s tweet.
The YouTuber went back to Twitter to call the person who posted the original tweet on Reddit a “little shit.” That tweet has since been deleted but the screenshot of it was posted on Reddit.
Not deleted is another series of tweets from HappyPower where he says “The color change of Skin didn’t break TOS,” but that is incorrect.
From the Fortnite End User License Agreement:” [You may not] (e) reverse engineer, derive source code from, modify, adapt, translate, decompile, or disassemble it or make derivative works based on it; (f) remove, disable, circumvent, or modify any proprietary notice or label or security technology included in it; (g) create, develop, distribute, or use any unauthorized software programs to gain advantage in any online or other game modes.”
Last tweet about this person's 5 minutes of fame and for those who are uneducated. The *COLOR* change of a Skin didn't break TOS. You needed to buy the Skin In order to even have the mod, #2: ONLY *I* could see the Skin changed. #3: It didn't give me any sort of advantage in-game— Happy Power (@HappyPower) October 16, 2018
What HappyPower was promoting would fall under ‘modify’ and is certainly a violation of the EULA.
While Rainbow Skull Trooper does not provide a competitive advantage because only the modder can see the color change, creating an advantage is not a requirement when determining if an act violated the EULA.