It’s no secret that battle royale titles such as Fornite, PUBG, and Apex Legends have their fair share of cheaters in-game. In the case of Fortnite, the game’s developer, Epic Games, recently brought down the banhammer on more than 1000 cheaters during its Fortnite World Cup event.
According to a report by Fortnite Intel, Epic Games’ ban affected 1163 accounts. These accounts were said to have circumvented region locks, allowing them to participate in multiple regions during the tournament.
One particular account user reportedly received a permanent ban for using cheat software during the semifinals. Epic Games’ decision was final after discovering that the account in question was in use for less than five minutes in the tournament. Another account was banned for a 72 hour period, just because it had both intentionally and purposely disconnected mid-game. Just so that it could avoid giving the competition any points for taking him down.
In light of these punishments, Epic Games did say that it would be ramping up its teaming detection system. Asking players to report gamers who they think are cheating. Further, it will also crack down on cheaters in the future via formal investigations using in-game replays