Last week Epic revealed they were going to get tough on cheaters in Fortnite. However, it appears some players were being banned for undertaking specific actions and were being flagged as false positives.
Epic has identified that this is an issue and will now no longer be banning players for who could be deemed as false positives. In an update, they specify one specific example where players were being flagged for shooting a swing set in a trailer park. See, never mess with kids’ playgrounds.
Today Epic will be reinstating banned accounts that have been caught in these false positives and they have apologised for the inconvenience.
To prevent issues like this arising again, they will no longer be banning accounts deemed to be a false positive by their system. Players will be kicked from games as a precautionary measure though so players should be aware that if that happens it doesn’t necessarily mean they have cheated, they might have just undertaken a weird action that’s triggered the system. Like shooting at kiddies’ swings.
Anyone who has been banned under a false positive should find their Fortnite account active again at some point today but it may take them some time to filter through all the flagged accounts.