Fortnite cracks down on cheaters, banning ‘thousands’

Smack talk all you want, but cheaters aren’t lasting long in Fortnite. In fact, apparently “thousands” of miscreants have been banned already.

Earlier this week, Epic gave cheaters a massive warning. “Addressing cheaters in Fortnite is the highest priority across Epic Games,” Epic’s Nathan Mooney declared. “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.”

At least one of those tools will be arriving over “the next several weeks” in the form of account progression. Quick cheating, jerks.

The game most recently celebrated 7M players following the opening of its controversial F2P battle royal mode, while PvE players are grumping over their brand-new Horde Bash mode.

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Mewmew
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Mewmew

The PvE mode has been giving away a lot of high end gear and characters in their events just by playing. People who held off and didn’t spend a on Llamas are getting rewarded, and the in game missions are giving away lots more for rewards too.

All the people who complained immediately from the start as if the game was finished and released, well, a lot of them quit and just think they were right. They aren’t around seeing how the game is evolving. New players who come and play as much as they used to now will be able to advance their gear and characters a lot easier, because you get so much more just by playing now. By the time it actually releases (the PvE mode) it will be tweaked even more.

This is what Early Access is about, and if people stuck around they see the changes happening. Those that rage quit probably have no clue what’s going on and just go around talking smack about it and thinking they’re right.

Everything they do has people complaining though it’s sort of funny :D I do think their modes need some work, and they need to finish adding the PvE story, but the game itself has been getting changes to make it easier for people who won’t be paying now and you can’t make all the changes all at once. The changes are coming, slowly but surely.

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Noel .

Convinced a friend to play with me the other day and lost our only match to a hacker. Got 2nd place and we were both quickly killed with a pistol from far away. Might go back later on, but the bad first impression and the bad gunplay didn’t convince me to start another match lol.

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xanadox

Ban free accounts… 2 minutes

So it is not worth playing this game till epic prevents cheaters from playing, if possible.

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