Epic Bans Thousands of Fortnite Cheaters in Ongoing Crackdown

Among more than seven million Fortnite players there are bound to be some cheaters, and Epic isn’t about to let them off the hook. The developer has announced that it has banned thousands of players already, and the crackdown won’t stop as it continues to target “persistent trolls.”

Although Epic doesn’t make it clear whether it’s targeting all or specific platforms only, this is welcome news since the game does offer cross-progression.

Here’s Epic’s note in full:

To start, addressing cheaters in Fortnite is the highest priority across Epic Games. 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!

Account Progression

In the next several weeks we’ll also roll out progression. 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.

Here’s a form to report cheaters, if you come across any!

[Source: Epic Games]