Fortnite bans “thousands” of Battle Royale cheats as player base passes 7 million

By Matt Martin, Friday, 6 October 2017 11:04 GMT

Fortnite has banned “thousands” of players who have cheated in Battle Royale mode.

“Addressing cheaters in Fortnite is the highest priority across Epic Games,” said Nathan Mooney, community co-ordinator.

“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. Thousands have been banned and we have no plans to stop!”

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He added that the game will soon roll out progression rewards as another way to discourage players from cheating.

“Account progression means that you will earn stuff as you play. And it’s not just for fun – it will also help in the war against casual Cheaters and will give them less incentive to simply cheat their progression with a ban around the corner! For those persistent trolls, we’ll be continuing to work on solutions.”

The news comes just as the player base for Fortnite continues to grow, reaching over 7 million players.

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