Over 1,000 cheaters caught by Epic during Fortnite World Cup
The accounts were banned for a minimum of 14 days
During the qualifying rounds for the Fortnite World Cup, most individuals understood how to play by the rules. However, there were still a large number of players who thought they could scam the system, only to find out that Epic has figured out most of the tricks. In total, 1,163 accounts were suspended during the qualifiers, with suspensions being implemented for a minimum of 14 days.
Of those banned, 196 had won online qualifiers. They all lose their progress and cannot compete in the next round. 48 other accounts were banned for sharing their account details and eight players were suspended for cooperating with other teams. One player was busted for using SP cheats and received a lifetime ban. It only took five minutes for Epic’s anti-cheat algorithm to figure out what the scammer was doing. Another player decided to disconnect in order to prevent his opponent from earning points and received a 72-hour suspension.
Those suspensions and bans took place during the initial qualifiers. The next round got underway yesterday and any blocked players who are found to have made new accounts will receive lifetime bans. Details on whether or not this has happened have not yet been made available.
One of the most prolific cheat developers for Fortnite is AspectDolphin. He apparently had a guilty conscience and came forward with his software, turning it over to Epic ahead of the Fortnite competitions. He asserted that he did so in order to level the Fortnite playing field and to help prevent someone from having an unfair advantage. AspectDolphin had been selling the Fortnite cheats and reportedly also turned over to Epic all the names of players who had purchased the software.