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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

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