The struggle of video game companies against the use of third-party cheats and tools to take some advantage is a serious matter and carelessness in a game session can have important consequences regardless of who it is. An example of this is what happened this weekend with a professional Fortnite: Battle Royale player, who was permanently banned.
According to a report by Dexerto, the professional Fortnite: Battle Royale player, Jarvis ‘Jarvis’ Kaye, a member of FaZe Clan, was permanently banned by Epic Games after the company detected that he used a bot for assisted sight in one session. He recorded the videos showing he used the cheats from his alternate account, not the one that competes in the Battle Royale scene.
According to the information, confirmed by Kaye himself, the penalty imposed by Epic Games, if maintained as such, would put an end to the player’s career in the competitive scene of the game. After receiving the notification with the punishment, Kaye was surprised by the decision of Epic Games and declared the following.
Recently, I posted some videos of myself using aimbot in Solo and Playground mode. All I was thinking while doing those videos is how entertaining and interesting to those who see them. It didn’t even occur to me that Fortnite could banish me for life for this.
It’s genuinely insane how big of an impact it had on my life. I wouldn’t be here without this game. I’m not even sure what I’d be doing right now if Fortnite wasn’t a thing.
So far, the heavy punishment that Kaye has suffered is maintained by Epic Games and the community has launched a movement in social networks to ask the company to modify the sanction because, otherwise, the career of the player in Fortnite: Battle Royale would be over.
In other news, the bad practice of swatting continues to appear in the video game industry. Now, the victim was a professional Fortnite: Battle Royale player who is only 14 years old.
As Kotaku reports, Cody “Clix” Conrad, a young Fortnite player, was broadcasting a Battle Royale game that was part of the Fortnite Championship Series live on Twitch. At one point he had to inform his players that he would have to leave the game since the police arrived at his home after a swatting call.
Fortunately, the case did not happen to adults and nobody was injured. In fact, Clix said he ended up getting the Snapchat user from a police officer, so it seems he only had a friendly conversation with them.
Although some people think it’s a joke, the reality is that swatting is a bad practice, which has led to fatal incidents. That is why the authorities are already taking action on the matter to stop being a problem that puts the lives of the victims at risk.
I remind you that Fortnite: Battle Royale is available for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and iOS and Android devices.