Cheating in Fortnite has been a hot topic of late. It all started with some rumblings from the professional community. Players like Cented and Calc tweeted about cheaters placing in Fortnite tournaments. After that, we had the Bman situation, where a player’s teammates outed him for using “soft aim” hacks in the Bugha Cup.
We discussed the topic of cheating with a hacker who develops cheats for Fortnite. To our surprise, he told us that the Fortnite anti-cheat is rather formidable and that his is the only cheat that he knows of to reliably make it through the system.
All we hear from the community is how easy it is to get through the Fortnite anti-cheat, however. This past weekend, a player by the name of Kona made it to the FNCS Finals on the back of cheats. He even streamed his cheats to make a point about the Fortnite anti-cheat – at least, so he claims.
We have no idea how long Kona has been cheating, although he claims to have used these cheats as a way to showcase how easy it is to get through the Fortnite anti-cheat. He loaded-up his stream and showed his viewers everything that he was doing. The above clip has since been shared and viewed thousands of times.
We reached out to Kona to see whether or not this was the same cheat developed by our source. According to him, these are not the same cheats – meaning there may be several active Fortnite cheats on the market.
On Twitter, Koma claimed that he “started a revolution.” He told his followers and anyone watching, “The anti-cheat in this game is so terrible to the point where someone can get to the finals. I hope people learn from this.”
To be fair to Epic, however, Koma was probably not the person to develop the cheats that he was using. He was, simply, a player who knew how to get his hands on cheats – not a developer who…