“Let’s Be Straight for a Second, Nobody Likes Playing with Cheaters. Not You, Not Me. Nobody” – Epic
The thing about cheaters is that developers don’t like them, and Epic Games is making that clear off the get-go. According to their latest news update, thousands of Fortnite players have already been banned for cheating in the free-to-play Battle Royale mode.
Without mercy, Epic Games is permanently banning all cheaters from Fortnite. Furthermore, they’re not revealing any of their steps; players who are caught are kicked for good and without warning.
“To start, addressing cheaters in Fortnite is the highest priority across Epic Games,” the developer stated. “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!”
Just so happens, devs are also introducing a new account progression system for the Fortnite: Battle Royale.With this new feature, players will gain rewards simply for participating in PvP. Whether or not the rewards scale with performance is something we’ll learn in the next few weeks. Additionally, the account progression system is meant to discourage players from cheating since a ban entails the loss of all those hard-earned rewards.
To read up on how to report cheaters, simply visit the official post. Fortnite is available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Stay clean, people.