Fortnite World Cup: More than 1,200 Accounts Banned For Cheating

Fortnite World Cup:  More than 1,200 Accounts Banned For Cheating
"Epic Games gave bans to more than 1,200 Fortnite accounts and revoked cash prizes that more than 200 players had won following Epic's investigations of cheating in the first week of Fortnite's World Cup Online Open," reports Polygon:

That cheater (whom Epic did not name) used the cheat software during the tournament's semifinals. The account involved had played "for less than five minutes" before being discovered and banned, Epic said.

The great majority of the other accounts sanctioned received two-week bans for their misconduct. Of them, 196 players forfeited their winnings after they were caught circumventing region locks to play in several regions. Epic said that will change the prize payouts for others in the tournament, but their improved finishes won't be reflected on Fortnite's in-game leaderboard. Nine prize winners lost their money for sharing accounts, and one winner's earnings were vacated for teaming.

Epic Games said it has added a "real-time teaming detection algorithm" to its competitive play. Teaming, in which players in a solo mode work cooperatively and create a competitive disadvantage for others, can get players banned even in competitive non-tournament play.





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