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Fortnite YouTuber uses aimbot, gets banned for life

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Fortnite YouTuber Faze Jarvis is popular enough that he’s accrued over two million subscribers in the space of just over a year. With that sort of audience, playing Fortnite has become a career – but it’s one that he’s just pissed down the tubes. He’s been banned from the popular Battle Royale game for life after posting videos in which he was using an aimbot.

In a now-deleted video, Jarvis flagrantly used an aimbot in Solos, not making any attempt to hide the cheating software. It was actually used as a topic of conversation, and done using an alternate account – probably to highlight how easy it is to use aimbots, and how prevalent they are. The video was captured for posterity by Fortnite Area.

After being banned from the game for life, Jarvis took to YouTube in the way that many disgraced YouTubers do, by releasing an apology video. In the video, he appeals to Epic and his fans, blathering about the impact Fortnite has had on his life and his career. He does, admittedly, acknowledge that he screwed up by ignoring Fortnite’s very clear terms of service which state that violating the game’s rules “can result in action against your account all the way up to a permanent ban.”

“I wouldn’t be here without this game,” he says. “All I was thinking about as I was making those videos was just how entertaining and interesting these videos would be for you guys to watch,” he continues. “It didn’t even cross my mind to think that I could be banned for life on Fortnite for those videos. I should have paid more attention to the community rules and the TOS of Fortnite.”

Some in the community have called the banning unfair, while others thinks it’s a clear case of breaking the rules. For its part, Epic seems to be unmoved.

“We have a zero tolerance policy for the usage of cheat software,” Epic says. “When people use aimbots or other cheat technologies to gain an unfair advantage, they ruin games for people who are playing fairly.”

Last Updated: November 5, 2019

60 Comments

  1. Kromas

    November 5, 2019 at 10:58

    South Korea does the right thing. Cheaters get jail time.

    Reply

  2. HvR

    November 5, 2019 at 10:58

    Boo foooking hoo.

    What pisses me off even more is how bad easyanticheat at its job and how many times I’ve been booted out of Squad matches due EasyAnticheat bugs and server errors.

    Reply

  3. Pariah

    November 5, 2019 at 10:58

    For me the worst part about this story is that before today I didn’t know this whiny little child existed. But now I do. He doesn’t deserve the media attention. But then, it’s good to expose him.

    Conundrum.

    Reply

  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    November 5, 2019 at 10:59

  5. HairyEwok

    November 5, 2019 at 10:24

    So he’s banned for life on a free to play game? The worst is he loses some cosmetic items linked on that account, it shouldn’t hurt because “it’s only cosmetics right”. Now if he’s IP banned that would be a whopper, but using a VPN could easily fix that as well.

    Reply

    • Geoffrey Tim

      November 5, 2019 at 10:25

      He could maybe vpn and create an alt, but if he uses that to make YouTube vids he’ll just get bust again. His way of life is poked. That said, Fortnite permabans are IP based, and Us internet doesnt generall use dynamic ip.

      Reply

    • Geoffrey Tim

      November 5, 2019 at 10:25

      He could maybe vpn and create an alt, but if he uses that to make YouTube vids he’ll just get bust again. His way of life is poked. That said, Fortnite permabans are IP based, and Us internet doesnt generall use dynamic ip.

      Reply

      • HairyEwok

        November 5, 2019 at 10:58

        He could, and there’s ways to keep himself anonymous while streaming, but ultimately when he gets invited to events for the game or anything fortnite related, he’ll have to decline.

        Didn’t he mention that he’s playing the alt account on an alt PC as well, maybe fortnite anti cheat goes that far as to actually do that hardware ban, where the system serial hardware gets logged and banned. It’s like he knew what would happen and still went with it, absolute no remorse for this guy.

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      • HairyEwok

        November 5, 2019 at 10:58

        He could, and there’s ways to keep himself anonymous while streaming, but ultimately when he gets invited to events for the game or anything fortnite related, he’ll have to decline.

        Didn’t he mention that he’s playing the alt account on an alt PC as well, maybe fortnite anti cheat goes that far as to actually do that hardware ban, where the system serial hardware gets logged and banned. It’s like he knew what would happen and still went with it, absolute no remorse for this guy.

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      • HairyEwok

        November 5, 2019 at 10:58

        He could, and there’s ways to keep himself anonymous while streaming, but ultimately when he gets invited to events for the game or anything fortnite related, he’ll have to decline.

        Didn’t he mention that he’s playing the alt account on an alt PC as well, maybe fortnite anti cheat goes that far as to actually do that hardware ban, where the system serial hardware gets logged and banned. It’s like he knew what would happen and still went with it, absolute no remorse for this guy.

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      • HairyEwok

        November 5, 2019 at 10:58

        He could, and there’s ways to keep himself anonymous while streaming, but ultimately when he gets invited to events for the game or anything fortnite related, he’ll have to decline.

        Didn’t he mention that he’s playing the alt account on an alt PC as well, maybe fortnite anti cheat goes that far as to actually do that hardware ban, where the system serial hardware gets logged and banned. It’s like he knew what would happen and still went with it, absolute no remorse for this guy.

        Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      November 5, 2019 at 10:25

      Well, because he is getting money from subs etc, he can no longer play the game that gave him the views, so, the bottom line is affected. No matter if he creates a new account or whatever, the damage is done.

      Reply

  6. Yozzie

    November 5, 2019 at 10:25

    He seems pretty Faze-d in that thumbnail.

    Anyway. Do stupid things. Get stupid results.
    GLHF

    Reply

  7. MalicE_ZA

    November 5, 2019 at 10:25

    shame, poor boy has to get a real job now…

    Reply

  8. Admiral Chief

    November 5, 2019 at 10:35

    Lekker krokodil trane

    Reply

    • HairyEwok

      November 5, 2019 at 10:44

      Die kind snik aan sy eie snot. Sies man! As jy met vuur wil speel moet jy jouself reg kry vir die brand wat volg.

      Reply

      • For the Emperor!

        November 5, 2019 at 10:58

        As jy met vuur speel gaan jy in die bed piepie…altans dit is hoe die ou mense vir my gelieg het ?

        Reply

      • For the Emperor!

        November 5, 2019 at 10:58

        As jy met vuur speel gaan jy in die bed piepie…altans dit is hoe die ou mense vir my gelieg het ?

        Reply

  9. SagatatiaRZA

    November 5, 2019 at 10:35

    Using an aimbot in a game where killed enemies could respawn in a few secs or quickly shift lobbies is shitty enough. Doing it in a BR with pretty high join times is just that much worse. Imagine being a kid with a potato pc sponsored by a rich cousin, you just come home from 8 hours of school and after-school shit and then getting sniped after a 10 minute long log-in process by this fokken kartoffel-doos so he could get more views to feed his “pretend it is bedhead” hairwax addiction.

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    • Admiral Chief

      November 5, 2019 at 10:44

      “kartoffel-doos”
      roflroflrofl

      Reply

    • HairyEwok

      November 5, 2019 at 10:44

      It isn’t hard to imagine, I mean adults have 8-12 hours of work everyday, most weekends included as well. But in the end he got what he deserved. He blatantly used aim-bot and basically made a mockery of the game so i think Epic’s lifetime ban is fair.

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      • Admiral Chief

        November 5, 2019 at 11:08

        Agreed

        Reply

      • SagatatiaRZA

        November 5, 2019 at 13:58

        Well I used the child example because gaming was a much bigger deal for me as a kid when bills weren’t a thing.

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        • HairyEwok

          November 5, 2019 at 14:41

          I think it’s a bigger deal for adults because they have so little time now, they want to switch off and relax not get shit on and yelled at with the little free time they have left in a day, there’s enough of that during work.

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          • SagatatiaRZA

            November 5, 2019 at 14:41

            Doesn’t really phase me. More important things to worry about. Besides I’ve learned what the people who spoil things for others are like in person and I kind of pity them.

    • Jonah Cash

      November 5, 2019 at 16:25

      kartoffel-doos…. Never heard this term ever, I am using it from now. Brilliant!

      Reply

    • Jonah Cash

      November 5, 2019 at 16:25

      kartoffel-doos…. Never heard this term ever, I am using it from now. Brilliant!

      Reply

  10. Kromas

    November 5, 2019 at 10:58

    South Korea does the right thing. Cheaters get jail time.

    Reply

    • HvR

      November 5, 2019 at 10:58

      IIRC not the cheaters but the creators and distributors of cheater software.

      Reply

    • HvR

      November 5, 2019 at 10:58

      IIRC not the cheaters but the creators and distributors of cheater software.

      Reply

      • Kromas

        November 5, 2019 at 10:59

        creators/distributors AND cheaters. The only difference is the amount of jail time. Cheaters get a month. The other two get years.

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      • Kromas

        November 5, 2019 at 10:58

        creators/distributors AND cheaters. The only difference is the amount of jail time. Cheaters get a month. The other two get years.

        Reply

    • HairyEwok

      November 5, 2019 at 13:13

      Isn’t that China as well?

      Reply

  11. HvR

    November 5, 2019 at 10:58

    Boo foooking hoo.

    What pisses me off even more is how bad easyanticheat at its job and how many times I’ve been booted out of Squad matches due EasyAnticheat bugs and server errors.

    Reply

  12. Pariah

    November 5, 2019 at 10:58

    For me the worst part about this story is that before today I didn’t know this whiny little child existed. But now I do. He doesn’t deserve the media attention. But then, it’s good to expose him.

    Conundrum.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      November 5, 2019 at 11:08

      Hans has the answer

      Reply

  13. Alien Emperor Trevor

    November 5, 2019 at 10:58

  14. Hammersteyn

    November 5, 2019 at 11:18

    Ag shem

    Reply

  15. Geoffrey Tim

    November 5, 2019 at 11:18

    BANNED BOY FOR LIFE

    Reply

    • Pariah

      November 5, 2019 at 11:37

      Now I have that fucking song stuck in my head… XD

      Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      November 5, 2019 at 11:18

      HEY WHATS UP YOUTUBE IT’S YA BOY [BLOCKED]

      Reply

    • Pariah

      November 5, 2019 at 11:37

      Now I have that fucking song stuck in my head… XD

      Reply

    • Matthew Holliday

      November 7, 2019 at 05:44

      Now he aint

      goin nowhere

      Reply

    • Matthew Holliday

      November 7, 2019 at 05:44

      Now he aint

      goin nowhere

      Reply

  16. Matthew Holliday

    November 5, 2019 at 11:18

    “I should have paid more attention to the community rules and the TOS of Fortnite.”

    The only people who need to read community rules are people who need to know how much of an asshole theyr allowed to be.
    Pretending you dont know stuff like this is BS.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b37784d1056ff50a3b8e39861a73c91f2add1d87084981b02dbee513e22e9bfe.jpg

    Reply

  17. G8crasha

    November 5, 2019 at 11:18

    He made his bed, and now he must sleep in it. I have no sympathy for cheaters! Suck it up buttercup, you screwed up. You have only yourself to blame. Stupid is as stupid does!

    Reply

  18. Hammersteyn

    November 5, 2019 at 11:28

    He’s caught cheating, screeching and playing shitty hiphop music. He then apologizes and cries and has over 260000 likes on it…. Please, someone end it…
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d48ef7735f14360938bb5c89da9a8f440ce7edc7951de5f7be4d337bee07050e.png

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      November 5, 2019 at 13:45

      Maybe they thought that the thumb’s up meant voting to ban him

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        November 5, 2019 at 17:00

        • Admiral Chief

          November 5, 2019 at 17:12

          Dude, you’d be surprised how stupid the general internet user is

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            November 5, 2019 at 17:13

            *population

          • Pariah

            November 5, 2019 at 18:28

            Listen, considering the YouTuber in question, I wouldn’t be surprised at how dumb its viewer base is.

      • Yozzie

        November 5, 2019 at 17:00

        All I take from that is how the majority of gamers are bloody blithering idiots who are incapable of using their own brain.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          November 5, 2019 at 17:28

          You’d be surprised how accurate your statement actually is

          Reply

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