Fortnite bans certain actions in competitive play to avoid cheating

Which means that yes, technically jumping is grounds for banning

    
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We wouldn't want to assail your dignity.

Good news, Fortnite players, you can be issued a ban for jumping during competitive play! Sort of, anyhow. See, Fortnite really doesn’t want players signaling to opposing players in the middle of competitive matches. “Signaling,” in this case, means communicating to opponents what the player is going to do next, allowing for unsavory sorts of cheating like win-trading and the like. Thus, to make sure that all players understand this rule, signaling of any sort is considered a bannable offense.

This includes signaling done via use of in-game emotes, jumping, swinging a pickaxe, and so forth. Before you get too alarmist at the thought that just a quick leap over terrain obstacles will get you banned, it is fairly clear from the post itself that this policy is referring to signaling your opponents via jumping, not just “if you jump in Fortnite you will be banned from competition.” Still, if you’re worried about potentially getting misunderstood in a sanctioned tournament match, maybe you should just keep both feet on the ground.

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Jim Bergevin Jr

About time someone did something about those skill-less bunny hopping dweebs.

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silverlock

This wouldn’t rule out bunny hoping in combat as that would clearly not be a case of using jumping to signal.

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Jim Bergevin Jr

Oh it’s a signal all right. A signal that some noob had better git gud before trying to play any shooter game.

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Peregrine Falcon

No using jumping to signal, huh? Wow. It sure is great that no one could use a VOIP program to signal anything. Yup, not even possible.

Epic must think we’re stupid if we believe that ‘signaling’ is the reason they banned jumping.

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silverlock

Wouldn’t this be covered under any no colluding rules?

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h4

It does seem a little heavy-handed. However, I can understand that enforcing a ban against signaling actions is more practical during a tournament than investigating whether there was collusion.