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Ninja has an idea to stop Fortnite cheaters from teaming in online cups

by Andrew Amos

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Mixer superstar Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has given Epic Games some advice to increase competitive integrity in Fortnite Battle Royale esports after another cheating accusation this week.

Teaming has been an issue in competitive Fortnite for some time. It was an issue during the Fortnite World Cup qualifiers, and without an effective way to police it outside of community spectating, there’s a chance players can easily get away with it.

In this week’s Fortnite Solos Cash Cup, allegations of teaming rose again with FaZe Clan’s Sway, after he was accused of it during the Solos Cash Cup.

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FaZe Clan's Sway has been accused of teaming in the Fortnite Solo's Cash Cup.

Ninja took this recent allegation as a chance to pitch a new way to stop teaming up in competitive Fortnite, and the idea isn’t a bad one. He said said that randomizing player skins and forcing anonymous mode in competitive will make it near impossible for players to team up.

“Force everyone in competitive Fortnite to have random skins (to others) and force anon mode,” the Mixer star said. “Maybe even change the time of day for different people to prevent teaming. Should mitigate some of the teaming scenarios.”

The community response to Ninja’s statement has been pretty positive. Many players agree that randomizing elements of the game will make it more difficult for players to team up.

However, some players have come out saying that there’s a simpler solution to just decrease the amount of information players get in game. FaZe player Soleil ‘Ewok’ Wheeler said that “the map and number of players are literally the only thing we need to know if we are in the same game. Changing skins and time of day won’t help much.”

Ninja also made a video about the situation, saying that Epic has to take action to stop at least this form of cheating.

“The fact that there are two pro players in solos who have talked about having some sort of alliance or some sort of way for signalling to their teammates that they are in the same game and they are that person just goes to show that there’s a lot of room for Epic Games and Fortnite to improve their competitive atmosphere.”

It shouldn’t be too hard to implement a solution like this, and it would help mitigate a lot of the issues Fortnite esports currently faces in online events.