Fortnite publisher Epic Games have released a new post on their blog detailing actions taken against over 1,000 cheaters in the first week of the Fortnite World Cup. Titled "Competitive Game Integrity" the publisher used the post to remind competitive Fortnite players of Epic's vetting system and the official Fortnite Code of Conduct, all of which discourage cheating. Anyone found to be breaking the rules of the Tournament or the general Fortnite License Agreement will be disqualified from the tournament and penalized. Various penalties, including warnings, temporary competitive bans, permanent removal from competitive play, or permanent game bans will be utilized.
Epic has taken serious action against several players, with 1163 accounts being temporarily banned from competitive play for circumventing region locks and playing in multiple regions through the course of the tournament.
The full details of the Week One penalties include:
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.
And any players found to be using new accounts to circumvent their temporary bans will be facing perma-bans at Epic's discretion.