Many Fortnite community members known for leaking content through various methods are now seeing their Epic Accounts disabled in today’s ban wave.
A common trend among the banned seems to be those who have engaged in activities such as .pak file editing, a method used to equip unreleased content in-game. Once banned, the player is greeted with the following message upon logging into Fortnite:
Your account has been disabled. Accounts are disabled for one of the following reasons:
- The account owner requested the account be disabled
- The account has been banned for misconduct in one of our games
It is currently unknown what effect this will have on the datamining community.
FeelsBadMan , don’t worry I still have a plan lol pic.twitter.com/LEHUXULAyX
— Fortnite: Battle Royale Leaks (@FNBRLeaks) August 22, 2018