Falsely banned Fortnite players given unique reward from Epic Games - Dexerto

Falsely banned Fortnite players given unique reward from Epic Games

Published: 5/Nov/2019 21:45 Updated: 5/Nov/2019 23:16

by Eli Becht


Epic Games warned Fortnite players that they were violating the rules by spectating solo games. Now, they are apologizing for that and rewarding anyone who received a warning. 

On November 4, players were explaining on Reddit about warnings they were receiving after spectating solo matches while waiting for their teammates to finish up their matches.

The warning in question claimed that players were “teaming” which obviously wasn’t the case as they weren’t even in a match in the first case. The problem likely arose by some sort of automated system and now Epic Games are apologizing for scaring those players.


The ‘spectate game in progress’ feature is falsely warning/banning players. Help bring this to Epic’s attention. from r/FortNiteBR

Following these inaccurate warnings, Epic Games made an attempt to right the wrong by providing players with free V-Bucks.

V-Bucks are the currency that allows players to purchase new skins and cosmetics, so they are much appreciated. Players are reporting they have been gifted 1,000 V-Bucks, which would be enough to purchase the Battle Pass if they haven’t done so yet.

Reddit user Slqthy posted a screenshot of the message players are now receiving, which lets them know incorrect action was taken against their account.

At the end of the day, players who were warned ended up getting a free 1,000 V-Bucks for doing pretty much nothing. Not a bad day at the office!


Epic are sending out 1,000 vbucks if you were falsely warned for using the spectate feature from r/FortNiteBR

Bans and suspensions have, of course, been a major topic in the world of Fortnite over the past few days, especially after star FaZe Clan content creator Jarvis was handed out a permanent ban from Fortnite for using an aimbot.

He didn’t use it in a competitive setting but he used one nonetheless and the developers have no tolerance for behavior like this.

So while players may have been receiving free V-Bucks from Epic for their troubles, it doesn’t look like Jarvis will be getting similar treatment anytime soon.