Where there is PvP, there will be cheating. That’s probably the Second Law of Video Games, the first one being the “TTP Law”: If you provide people with the ability to create within your game, they will create penises.

There are no penises in Fortnite: Battle Royale — that we can see, at least — but there are certainly cheaters, as there are in any other PvP game. And Epic Games is doing what it can to deal with them.

That’s the primary topic of today’s blog post for Fortnite, which addresses the thorny topic. As is usual, no details are given as to what methods are actually being taken — security, yo — but the company is “exploring every measure” and “rolling out tools” that have already led to thousands of bannings.

Of course, banning a free-to-play account that has no progression tied to it is a bit of an empty measure. But that will be changing soon, as account progression will be rolled out over the next several weeks.

You can report cheating activity via the Fortnite help page. Finally, a reminder: Just because someone kills you doesn’t mean they’re cheating. They’re probably just better than you. That’s the Third Law of Video Games.

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. rickshaw on October 5, 2017

    The timing needs stretching more or the cloud needs to knocked out, as you can not use your build skill for nothing other than stairs and platforms to bridge yourself to the cloud rings, that’s its flaw to me, if the cloud was gone it would make a brilliant battle royale type game that has building options in it. They’d have to cap height, as the rise of high rise base buildings would form rampantly.
    Its a good instant game currently, it just needs some adjustments for the skills that are in play i.e. building.

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