Accusations against the winner of yesterday’s Fortnite Summer Skirmish competition has led Epic to respond with an investigation of their own.
Player iDroPz_BoDiEs won an incredible $130,000 after winning several matches with a total of 129 eliminations over ten games. Two back-to-back matches saw the player kill over 20 opponents each time and fans quickly suspected the PlayStation 4 player was using a keyboard and mouse to gain an unfair advantage.
The accused player did not stream his matches live, but he did upload replay footage of the matches. This stirred even more speculation and fans began to suggest collusion with other players in the match was at play.
Epic came forward with an investigation into any potential cheating. According to Epic, the players iDroPz_BoDiEs eliminated were all different accounts and none of the accounts were made in the time before and during the event. Epic found no evidence of mouse and keyboard usage and dispelled rumors that iDroPz_BoDiEs was leaving matches with lower player counts.
Console capture software does not allow a two minute delay for streams, a requirement for the Summer Skirmish contestants who want to stream.
Fortnite’s Summer Skirmish event continues today and Epic is trying to avoid the mistakes it made in the first week, specifically the issues with lag. Use our Week 2 Challenges guide for the location and map of the search between an oasis, rock archway, and dinosaurs challenge.