A famous Fortnite YouTuber has been permanently banned from Fortnite for cheating.
The popular streamer Faze Jarvis, who currently has nearly two million subscribers, has been banned from the battle royale game after he was shown using cheating software in his videos to kill enemies. Jarvis used software known as Aimbots which modified his accuracy to provide him with an advantage in non-competitive modes.
According to Polygon, the video, which has since been deleted by Jarvis, shows the player attacking an enemy and never missing, and admitting to using cheats to do so.
Jarvis announced his ban in an emotional YouTube video uploaded to his channel in which he explains how playing the game helped launch his channel. He said: “I wouldn’t be here without this game.”
He later said: “All I was thinking about as I was making those videos was just how entertaining and interesting these videos would be for you guys to watch. It didn’t even cross my mind to think that I could be banned for life from Fortnite.”
He continued: “Obviously this is a huge mistake and it’s completely wrong on my end. Genuinely I don’t even know what I was thinking, cheating in anything is just terrible. I should have paid more attention to the community rules.”
According to Fortnite’s terms of service, it is prohibited to use cheats, bots or mods not authorised by Epic Games, Fortnite’s developer. Players are also banned from using anything that can give them an advantage over other players.
Backlash To The Ban
While many of Jarvis’ fans and viewers expressed disappointment at the news, they understood why the player had been banned. However, other viewers and fellow Fortnite YouTuber The Fortnite Guy criticised the ban, calling it unfair.
Many argued that the decision to ban Jarvis for life was “absurd” since he was only using cheats in a non-competitive game while professional Fortnite players who cheated in a tournament only received a temporary ban before being allowed to play during the Fortnite World Cup event.
In response, a spokesperson for Epic Games told Polygon: “We have a zero-tolerance policy for the usage of cheat software. When people use aimbots or other cheat technologies to gain an unfair advantage, they ruin games for people who are playing fairly.”
The news comes just weeks after Fortnite launched one of the game’s first major updates, providing players with a brand new map featuring 13 new locations as well as new water-based gameplay.
What’s more, the online video game recently ended its Halloween event which included new challenges such as a boss bottle with the Storm King. Other additions in the event included various weapons and skins.
More recently, it was revealed that Epic Games is suing a game tester for Fortnite Chapter 2 after the users reportedly leaked and spoiled parts of the new update long before it was released.
According to the lawsuit, Epic Games alleges that the player used his now-deleted Twitter account to reveal information about the new update and reveal that players could swim in the game.
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