Fortnite Bans Were In Abundance During The World Cup’s First Week
After the first week of the Fortnite World Cup qualifiers, Epic Games was kind enough to share some numbers regarding all of the cheaters that were banned during the first week of the event. Needless to say, there are plenty of people who won’t be playing Fortnite for awhile, or ever.
Taking to their website, Epic revealed the numbers regarding Fortnite bans during the World Cup. “Anyone found to be breaking the rules will be disqualified and penalized,” the post says. Penalties may include a warning, a temporary competitive ban (duration will be determined by Epic), removal from competitive play permanently, or a permanent ban from Fortnite. Penalties may be escalated if an account has received prior penalties in tournaments.”
As far as the first week of Fortnite World Cup action goes, here is the breakdown of how many were banned for cheating:
WORLD CUP ONLINE OPEN, WEEK 1 TOURNAMENT INTEGRITY ACTIONS TAKEN:
1163 accounts were banned from competitive play for 14 days for circumventing region locks and playing in multiple regions through the course of the tournament.
This includes 196 prize winners who will have their prizes forfeited for playing in multiple regions.
Disqualified players forfeiting their winnings will result in the tournament results shifting for prize considerations, but won’t currently be reflected on the in-game leaderboard.
48 accounts were banned for account sharing for 14 days.
This includes nine prize winners who will have their prizes forfeited for sharing accounts.
Eight accounts were banned for teaming.
One winner will forfeit prizes for teaming.
One account was banned permanently from Fortnite for using cheat software during the Semi Finals.
This account played for less than five minutes in the tournament before being banned.
One account was given a 72 hour competitive ban for intentionally disconnecting to avoid giving points to another competitor.
This is currently a manual process based off of user reports, but we will be detecting this more widely in the future.
Competing on alternate or new accounts to circumvent competitive bans in any way may result in users being banned from all future competitive play permanently.
Needless to say, don’t cheat. If you want to be taken seriously as a competitor in Fortnite, or any other game, don’t cheat. Epic also discussed teaming detection, replays, and more, which you can read about in the full post right here.
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