Published: Fri, November 08, 2019
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YouTube star Jarvis banned from 'Fortnite' over cheating

YouTube star Jarvis banned from 'Fortnite' over cheating

But who is Jarvis Kaye of FaZe clan and what did he do to get banned from Fortnite forever? FaZe Clan member and Fortnite content creator Jarvis Kaye revealed that he was permanently banned from the massively popular Battle Royale shooter for uploading videos that showed him using aimbots in both solos and playground mode.

However, Epic stressed in a statement that it has a "zero tolerance policy" for the use of cheating software.

Despite their prevalence in some corners of the internet, I feel like it should come as no surprise that if you make use of cheats in a competitive multiplayer game, you run the risk of getting banned. According to some sources, Fortnite has more than 200 million accounts registered.

In the video uploaded to his YouTube channel, Jarvis tells his followers: 'It didn't even cross my mind I could be banned for life from Fortnite'. You can see him sniping distant enemies in the Solos mode, with barely any aiming required. Epic justifiably banned the player for flagrant cheating, regardless of his self-avowed intent of creating fun content for his audience. The developer has communicated that cheat software is not tolerated in Fortnite and its use 'can result in action against your account all the way up to a permanent ban'.

"I'm not trying to find a quick road out but being banned forever is just - thinking about a lifetime ban - is just, I just didn't think this would happen". Jarvis's use of the aimbot goes against Fortnite's rules, which state that "cheaters are permanently banned across all Epic products". "When people today use aimbots or other cheat technologies to attain an unfair advantage, they ruin video games for men and women who are actively playing quite". "Becoming banned forever... a lifetime ban is just..."


Some say it's unfair that Jarvis has been banned for life, while XXiF and Ronaldo could continue competing in the World Cup, for which they each received at least $50,000, after cheating.

Kaye also apologised to Epic Games. "It didn't enter my thoughts I could be prohibited for life from Fortnite for this".

"As not only a parent and a boss but mostly as just a person, I know first hand how so often the lesson is so much better learned when there is the opportunity to take full responsibility and actually in whatever way fix or right the wrong!"

"Epic Games you know I know how big of a mistake I've made and I'm truly like so sorry". On one side, we have the #FreeJarvis hashtag spearheaded by a since-deleted tweet from FaZe Tenser.

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