Epic Games has dismissed cheating accusations aimed at Fortnite player
A Fortnite: Battle Royale player named iDroPz_BoDiEs has been accused of cheating his way to winning the Summer Skirmish.
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A lengthy thread was posted by a Reddit user on the game's subreddit r/FortNiteBR about the matter. The user mentioned many reasons why IDropz_bodies cheated in the tournament and how his $130,000 prize money should be taken away from him.
According to the poster, IDropz was not a significantly impressive or good player in previous seasons and even at the beginning of Season 5. He apparently had a 4 K/D in Season 4 and a 4.5 K/D in Season 5 before achieving a 45 K/D in the event's matches.
After the point that he cheated came up, IDropz began to stream his replays of the event and showed more suspect gameplay. The replays showed that IDropz was getting easy kills on players and it did not look like they were even trying.
Later, IDropz's Twitch account was deleted and he claimed that it was due to Twitch suspending him for profanity, instead of him trying to hide the VOD's as evidence for potential cheating.
There was also some claims of irregular match leaving where he would leave a game on the battle bus. IDropz claims that this was because of bad drops but people suspected it was based on him joining lobbies without potential friends to feed him kills.
Finally, IDropz was a player invited to the event due to winning a Showdown Mode in the past. This LTM has been scrutinized in the past for cheating in the same way.
These are serious claims being put forward to IDropz and it is not sure whether or not all of this evidence is true or not.
UPDATE 12:25 p.m. EST
Epic Games has released a statement about this matter on r/FortNiteBR. In the statement, Epic defends IDropz and says that he did not cheat in the Summer Skirmish. Epic said that IDropz was unable to stream due to his inability to have a two-minute stream delay.
The companies statistics claim that all of IDropz kills were unique and not on newly made accounts. Therefore, the company has maintained the stance that IDropz performance was fair and legitimate.
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