FaZe clan member Jarvis has received a lifetime Fortnite ban for using an aimbot during non-competitive games and hacking in Creative Mode.
No matter how heavily a game is policed, especially one that is played on a competitive level, players will find ways to hack and cheat. Fortnite might only be two years old, but love it or hate it, the game has become a worldwide phenomenon. The very best Fortnite players are making millions of dollars from playing the game, simply through sponsorships and competing in tournaments.
Seeing players make that much money from doing something most of us would do for free can be pretty enticing. However, Epic is very much on top of things when it comes to players trying to exploit the game. It isn't afraid to hand out bans to those trying to find loopholes and hacks.
The latest hack handed out was to FaZe clan member Jarvis, reports Dexerto. Epic hasn't been backward in coming forward either, deeming that the streamer be banned from its game for life. A teary Jarvis revealed the news to his fans via a YouTube video, which you can check out below, claiming that the ban was handed down for nothing more than using an aimbot during non-competitive gameplay.
It seems pretty harsh, which is why fellow streamers and FaZe clan members have come to his defense, starting up the #FreeJarvis hashtag on Twitter. Many have pointed out that a player who cheated during the World Cup earlier this year was not only banned for just a couple of weeks, but they were allowed to re-enter the World Cup upon their return. However, it seems as if Jarvis may have been doing a little more than just using an aimbot.
For more context, Jarvis in his recent video says he was perm banned from Fortnite for hacking in creative and solos games to make videos. Do you guys think he deserves a perm ban?— The Fortnite Guy (@The_FortniteGuy) November 3, 2019
The Fortnite Guy has since revealed on Twitter that Jarvis was apparently hacking in Creative Mode and Solos for the purpose of making videos, hence the severity of the ban. Judging by the comments beneath the tweet above, fellow players are now less sympathetic towards Jarvis. The ban still seems harsh when compared to the ones handed out during the World Cup though, and considering FaZe clan's influence, there's a strong chance it'll be rescinded in the future.