Fortnite’s ongoing Pop-Up Cup has been plagued with hackers, with top professional players and streamers being targeted, but CouRage has a simple idea to help curb the problem.
Due to the matchmaking system in the Pop-Up Cup, which is based on points earned by eliminations and wins, these hackers will often find themselves in lobbies with the very best players in the world.
This results in top professional players like FaZe Clan’s Tfue and Cloak experiencing more hackers than the average player – running into six in one session, as Cloak states in the clip below – which also demonstrates how blatant the cheating is.
The issue of players using aimbots is not a new thing in Fortnite – Tfue in fact lost to a blatant cheater in the recent Winter Royale event – but it seems Epic has still not found an effective method to stamp it out.
Popular streamer and caster Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop may have devise the perfect plan however. He suggests that when the issue of hacking is so blatant, as it is in many of these instances, there should be a ‘submissions spot’.
This could be used by players competing in the upper tiers of the Pop-Up Cup, and would require a small team at Epic dedicated to reviewing and then instantly banning any obvious cheating.
Saw many clips like this from today's Pop-Up Cup
These losers are guaranteed to get into pro level lobbies filled with streamers due to how the queues work
During Pop-Up Cups, Epic should have a submissions spot for BLATANT cheaters like this to be instantly banned on the spot. pic.twitter.com/RYno72u45X
— Jack "CouRage" Dunlop (@CouRageJD) December 24, 2018
Given just how brazen some of these examples of using aimbot are, it would not only help to reduce the number of hackers, but also discourage players from trying hacks, or banned players from returning with new accounts.
With tens of millions already given out in Fortnite tournaments, and tens of millions more to come, Epic will need to focus their efforts on preventing cheats, especially if they plan to continue having open qualifiers played online in public servers.
Moving into 2019, the Fortnite World Cup is on the horizon, and Epic will want to avoid it being ruined by cheats and hackers at all costs.