Epic has decided to block VPN users from playing Fortnite‘s Battle Royale. In the past week, Epic has been busy cracking down on cheaters and they appear to be tightening up Battle Royale. Today Epic posted the following announcement:
We have recently begun blocking VPN usage to play Fortnite Battle Royale. If you connect via a VPN service you will be kicked from the game but no action is taken against your account.
Thank you for your patience as we work to keep FNBR a fair community!
Why anyone would be using a VPN to play Fortnite is a mystery unless they were up to something so this precautionary measure is probably a good move. There have been recent issues of players being banned due to weird bugs in the game but Epic ran a check and unbanned anyone caught out by these.
Don’t forget kids, cheaters never win.