The occurrences of cheating in Multi-player online games is so much that it is negatively affecting traffic, game popularity, and game revenue. That’s when the game host has to take some aggressive action to reduce the cheating, and many are doing just that.
For example, Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite has brought in third-party cheating detection software experts to assist them. Epic Game is also the developer of the Unreal Engine which powers many online multiplayer games. Epic Games, Inc. is an American video game and software development company based in Cary, North Carolina. The company was founded by Tim Sweeney as Potomac Computer Systems in 1991.
The aggressive action that Epic has taken allowed them to catch over 1,200 accounts cheating in ongoing Fortnite World cup online tournament, which started 13 April. All flagged accounts have been banned and cash prizes of 200 accounts have been revoked. Most of those cheaters were trying to bypass regional restrictions in order to play multiple sessions, but one cheater was using software that was designed to give the player an unfair advantage. Using that software would allow a player to see his opponents through walls and other obstacles. That particular player was permanently banned.