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FaZe Banks explains why Jarvis’ Fortnite ban is “f**king ridiculous”

Published: 5/Nov/2019 21:57 Updated: 5/Nov/2019 22:34

by Dustin Steiner


FaZe Clan owner Ricky Banks has taken to Twitter to blast Epic Games over their decision to ban Jarvis from Fortnite for using an aimbot in Creative.

FaZe Clan member Jarvis ‘Jarvis’ Kaye’s ban has sent shockwaves across the Fortnite community as various figures have weighed in on the fairness of his lifetime ban.

Epic Games handed out the major ban to the FaZe Clan creator after he uploaded a series of videos in which he used an aimbot on his alt account. Epic has a “zero tolerance” policy for cheaters, regardless of the setting, and thus slapped him with one of the most severe bans competitive Fortnite has seen yet.

Banks was quick to point out that proven cheaters, such as XXiF who participated and went on to win prize money in Epic’s Fortnite World Cup went with a light ban in spite of the policy. 

Meanwhile, the FaZe member was banned for life from a mode that affected no one’s competitive future. The apparent hypocrisy has not been lost on the owner, even calling it “fkn ridiculous.”

“What Jarvis did was obviously stupid,” Banks said in a follow-up. “It was a mistake and the point has been made very clear. Fortnite is a huge part of his life and I just don’t see the punishing (destroying a 17-year-old kid’s life) fitting of the crime.”

Banks has not been the only person to blast Epic Games for their decision, with both Ninja and xQc coming out in defense of Jarvis. Other community members have begun to rally around the #FreeJarvis hashtag.

The FaZe owner has been known to protest decisions made against his members but is also an outspoken member of the esports community. 

In the past, he’s rallied against the practice of esports franchising, along with being embroiled in his own controversies.


Epic Games tease more “exclusive” content coming for Fortnite Crew members

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:52

by Tanner Pierce


According to a brand-new leaked survey, Epic Games have been asking players what they might want to see added as a feature to the Fortnite Crew subscription service, hinting that they’re open to changing up what’s included in the future.

If you took a look at the Fortnite Crew subscription service and thought that it didn’t include enough or didn’t include much that you’d be interested in, Epic Games may be heeding those concerns.

According to Fortnite leaker ‘iFireMonkey,’ a brand-new survey sent out to Fortnite players might indicate that the developer might be open to changing up what a Fortnite Crew subscription comes with. Specifically, the survey asks players to rank what benefits would be most or least important to be added to the service.

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Currently, the Fortnite Crew service includes an exclusive skin, some V-Bucks and a free battle pass.

The question itself features a wide range of choices. Some are simply new ways to purchase Fortnite Crew subscriptions, like the ability to buy the service in retail stores and multi-month options.

There are also more gameplay-centric choices, including everything from custom matchmaking options to cosmetics that show off how long you’ve had a subscription. Beyond that, there’s even a choice for a monthly physical mailer with additional rewards outside of what’s given digitally.

Despite this development, it remains to be seen if the company will actually implement any changes. While this survey might indicate that the company is, at the very least, open to adding features to the service, it’s important to remember that it’s not a guarantee that they will.

Currently, the service includes a free battle pass, an exclusive Crew pack, 1000 V-Bucks and an exclusive Member’s Only emote (at least for a limited time), so the implementation of any one of the features listed in the leaked survey would be a welcome addition, especially after its rocky start.

For any updates regarding new features in the Fortnite Crew service and Fortnite in general, keep it locked to Dexerto.