Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins shared his opinion on how Epic Games can do a better job at potentially stopping cheaters in Fortnite Battle Royale tournaments.
Even as far back as the early days of Fortnite, players have found ways to ‘cheat’ in matches by attempting to team-up with one another in order to get an edge on the competition.
This has especially been an issue in competitive Fortnite, with millions of dollars potentially on the line during qualifiers for various tournaments.
Most recently, FaZe Sway was accused of potentially teaming in the Fortnite Solos Cash Cup which sparked a huge debate throughout the competitive community regarding if what he did could be considered cheating.
Ninja took the opportunity following FaZe Sway’s cheating allegations to explain how Epic Games could possibly crack-down on in-game teaming by ‘forcing everyone to have random skins and anon mode.’
Dear epic games!— Ninja (@Ninja) August 29, 2019
Force everyone in competitive fortnite to have random skins (to others) and force anon mode. Maybe even change the time of day for different people to prevent teaming! Should mitigate some of the teaming scenarios.
Although the idea isn’t necessarily bulletproof, it could be a step in the right direction to possibly cut-down on cheating to some extent. However, some high-profile players, like FaZe Ewok, mentioned how the solution may not be the best option.
The map and number of players are literally the only thing we need to know if we are in the same game. Changing skins and time of day won’t help much.— FaZe EwOk (@Ewok) August 29, 2019
While a myriad of ideas will be produced by community members and professional players, only Epic Games have the power to actually enforce rules and deter players from cheating with one another.
At the time of writing, there has been no statement released by Epic Games regarding a crackdown on cheating, so we might just need to wait and see how the studio responds.
Ninja also released a full Twitter video discussing the controversy of Fortnite cheating and how Epic Games should approach the problem.
My thoughts on the teaming/cheating in online cups situation. Its unfortunate but at the end of the day it is up to fortnite to mitigate this as much as possible. pic.twitter.com/JIgSKMI8z1— Ninja (@Ninja) August 29, 2019
What do you think is the best possible option for stopping cheaters in Fortnite Battle Royale? Have you experienced a cheater in-game before?