Top Twitch streamer and the most famous Fortnite player, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins was on the receiving end of a very suspicious death in the game, and reckoned he had been bested by a hacker.
Compared to many other PC games, Fortnite has had relatively decent control over hackers and cheaters, with players able to easily report any suspicious behaviour in game.
Other top battle royale games and PC shooters such as PUBG and H1Z1: King of the Kill have had severe problems with hackers to varying extents, which some lay at the doorstep of the Chinese player base, who reportedly have less restrictions and more access to cheating software.
Fortnite, until very recently, had no market in China, although Epic Games’ parent company Tencent did announce plans to expand it in the region – which has concerned some players that hacking will become more prevalent.
Ninja is one of the best Fortnite players out there, and while no one is impossible to kill, it certainly takes a skilled opponent to take him out.
That’s why, when he came up against a player whose shots were unbelievably precise, Ninja had to go back to watch the replay from his opponents point of view.
He watches as the player uses the scoped assault rifle and without fail hits every shot on Ninja, with his weapon rather suspiciously tracking Ninja’s every move.
To make matters worse, the player also took out Ninja’s duo partner, fellow streamer DrLupo, with another three ridiculously precise headshots.
DrLupo then asked for the players name, presumably reporting them for what was almost certainly cheating.
Epic Games, developer of Fortnite, has said in the past that it is dedicated to eradicating all forms of cheating, which will be of particular importance in the upcoming Fortnite World Cup, which will include online qualifiers.