Epic Investigates Reports of Cheating in Fortnite's Summer Skirmish Event

Epic Investigates Reports of Cheating in Fortnite's Summer Skirmish Event

The investigation has now concluded.

Recently, the Fortnite Summer Skirmish concluded, netting Idropz_Bodies a total prize of $130,000. But on the way to eliminating 129 total opponents for this prize, there were accusations of cheating.

Over on Reddit, some were less than enthused for Idropz. "A crime was committed yesterday during the Saturday Skirmish," said Reddit user Sora26 in a lengthy post. "Idropz_Bodies cheated his way to $130,000. Epic, do not be foolish. This is burglary. There must be a FULL-ON investigation on his matches played."

A "full-on" investigation there was. Epic responded on Reddit after having conducted their own investigation into the winning ways of Idropz_Bodies. "We appreciate the community's concern around the integrity of the competition, but questioning the results of an individual participant without evidence unfairly tears apart at what should be a crowning moment of achievement for an individual who earned their way there and performed when it counted."

Epic concluded that there had been no cheating on the part of Idropz_Bodies. The Reddit community had speculated that the winner had used a mouse and keyboard, and had also colluded with opponents to win the Summer Skirmish Event. Both accusations were found to be without merit by Epic.

Fortnite's Summer Skirmish event aims to give back to the community, namely "$8,000,000 over 8 weeks". The action takes place every Friday at 5 pm EST, and every Saturday at 1 pm EST. This was just the first week of the competition, and we've got seven more to go.

If you want to see who's currently ranking where in the Summer Skirmish Event, check out the full Fortnite Summer Skirmish page on Epic's site. Otherwise, you can head over to our Fortnite Birthday Challenges guide, which are set to go live tomorrow, on July 24.

Hirun Cryer

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