Thousands of Fortnite Cheaters Receive Ban Hammer From Epic Games; Account Progression Implemented Soon
Epic Games’ Fortnite received a massive influx in players recently, mainly due to their release of the PUBG-inspired game mode, Battle Royale, which managed to gather over 1 million players on its launch alone.
However, with that amount of people playing, there is bound to be cheaters and people trying to short-cut their way to glory, and Epic Games won’t tolerate that kind of behaviour. In a recent blog post, the studio revealed that “thousands” have already been banned, with more to come since “addressing cheaters in Fortnite is the highest priority across Epic Games.”
To start, addressing cheaters in Fortnite is the highest priority across Epic Games. We are constantly working against both the cheaters themselves and the cheat providers. And it’s ongoing, we’re exploring every measure to ensure these cheaters are removed and stay removed from Fortnite Battle Royale and the Epic ecosystem. We don’t want to give too many clues about what we’re doing, but we are rolling out tools and will continue to do so. Thousands have been banned and we have no plans to stop!
In the next several weeks we’ll also roll out progression. Account progression means that you will earn stuff as you play. And it’s not just for fun – it will also help in the war against casual Cheaters and will give them less incentive to simply cheat their progression with a ban around the corner! For those persistent trolls, we’ll be continuing to work on solutions.
If you manage to come across a cheater during your Fortnite play-sessions, make sure to report them using this form.