Fortnite has become a real trend in a short period of time and now has a large community that reached the symbolic figure of 250 million players worldwide in March this year. Players gather materials to build structures that could prove vital in the game at close range gunfight.
In the video, he used at least two different alternate accounts on a spare computer to avoid having his main account and hardware banned. This means it will be hard for him to create a new account and start playing again.
"We have a zero tolerance policy for the usage of cheat software", an Epic Games spokesperson said, TMZ Sports reported. Players can use a wide range of mods and cheat resources to enrich (or disrupt) the gaming knowledge, and sport makers are well in just their rights to ban players from their platform. Epic Games have been very clear that players who are caught cheating will be punished. In the video, he talks about what he did and how he feels after the decision from Epic.More news: ABC News is Caught With Its Pants Down on the Epstein Story
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Jarvis said he only used the aimbots in solo play and training modes, not in competitive play, in the video, which has more than 7 million views.
On the video, the UK-based player expressed remorse for his actions, saying: "Obviously this is a huge mistake and it's completely wrong on my end".
Jarvis' fans has started using the hashtag #FreeJarvis to gather support for their objective of getting the ban lifted. Some of them even pointed out that Epic only impost two-week bans on other professional players it caught colluding during a recent tournament.
The response came after the company banned Jarvis from the game.
The harpoon was one of the many surprises that Epic has in store for the game. DrLupo, aka Benjamin Lupo, has less sympathy, and said the ban was justified.