After a period of existence, NetEase’s Hyper Front finally had to face strong action from Riot Games.
Launched in early 2022, NetEase’s Hyper Front has created quite a bit of noise because many players think that this game is very similar to Valorant. From the graphics, characters to the gameplay of this game, players immediately think of Riot Games’ famous Esports project.
That’s why recently, Riot Games has officially taken strong action with the game of NetEase (Hyper Front). Specifically, Riot has filed anti-piracy lawsuits in the United Kingdom, Germany, Brazil, and Singapore for NetEase’s Hyper Front game.
Riot wants to remove this game and calculate the significant damage it has taken. Therefore, Riot has decided to file complaints in various courts around the world to ensure that Hyper Front will be completely removed. The document that Riot posted is 162 pages long, showing many similarities between Hyper Front and Valorant.
Riot Games boss Dan Nabel said: “All of our creations appear in NetEase games. We don’t think changing the color of the character’s skills or modifying the appearance slightly will change the fact that it’s piracy.”
In its release history, NetEase has created games that are very similar to other famous game projects. Take for example Lost Light – a game that many consider to be a clone of Escape from Tarkov. “We don’t want to rely on a specific market to solve this problem,” Nabel adds. NetEase is a global publisher, so are we.”
If Riot Games wins, NetEase’s project will most likely be removed from the App Store and Google Play download repositories. Previously, a similar game, Area F2 was also removed because it was sued by Ubisoft due to its resemblance to Rainbow Six Siege.