CARY – Epic Games is cutting 170 workers – 85 at its headquarters in Cary and another 85 at a Raleigh office – as part of the 16% reduction of its workforce announced last week.

The position for senior director and head of global real estate and facilities was cut.

No names were listed in the report. WRAL TechWire has reached out to Epic for comment.

Among the hardest hit jobs:

  • 8 in quality assurance
  • 4 identified as senior quality assurance
  • 6 producers
  • 6 associate producers
  • 4 in recruiting

Fortnite publisher Epic Games is laying off hundreds – 16% of staff

The local layoffs were spelled out in a mass layoff filed with the North Carolina Department of Commerce. Sent on Sept. 28, the state received it on Oct. 4 and published it on Thursday.

In all the video game and advanced graphics company – publisher of the global hit game Fortnite and creator of one of the gaming industry’s most popular engines (“Unreal”) – is laying off more than 800 people. It has also sold two subsidiaries.

Layoffs were to start Monday.

Employees will receive “full compensation and benefits” through Dec. 1, according to the notice.