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New Signaling Rules For 2020 Fortnite Competitive Play

New Signaling Rules For 2020 Fortnite Competitive Play

New Signaling Rules For 2020 Fortnite Competitive Play

Epic Games has announced new rules for Fortnite's competitive play in 2020. In 2019, the favored battle royale title was suffering from problems with cheating across their competitive events.

From players helping out one another in tournaments to the utilization of aimbots, we saw no shortage of problems during this area. However, Epic has stated they decide to clamp down on these issues in 2020.

Apparently, this starts today, because the developer has revealed some anti-cheat rules for the New Year. These mainly include sending signals to players in Solos or Duos matches.

Signaling rules announced for competitive Fortnite

Following such an enormous breakdown in 2019, Epic Games needed to put in some strict rules against cheating in 2020. Fortnite’s competitive scene was marred by these issues all year long, and it had been time for an overhaul. However, many didn’t expect this level of severity within the new rules.

Starting off, Epic Games has stated the obvious: collusion among players of opposite teams isn't allowed. This includes a group plan among two or more teams to assist one another out with landing routes, loot, etc. Here’s the blurb from the Epic Games blog post:


Players working together during the match while on opposing teams.

Planned Movement:

Agreement between 2 or more opposing players to land at specific locations or to maneuver through the map during a planned way before the match begins.

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However, this is often not the section of the post that has the community talking. Following the collision rule, Epic Games expresses their disdain for signaling among enemy teams in matches. consistent with the developers, any of the below actions in Fortnite are often cause for a suspension/banning.

- Pick-ax swinging
- Emoting
- Toy tossing
- Jumping

This list isn't final, so there are other ways of signaling which will get players in trouble, like crouching. Obviously, this is often a tad controversial. The above actions are all a serious a part of Fortnite, and consistent with Epic Games, performing them can now cause a ban. So, if you play in a politician Fortnite tournament match, attempt to limit your jumping to a minimum when rotating.

There’s no word on how Epic plans to enforce these rules. However, we will definitely see a situation where a player gets wrongfully accused of signaling by jumping too repeatedly.

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