Epic Games has confirmed in a recent news post that they have banned a large number of cheaters in Fortnite: Battle Royale.
With the title being a recent release that has been a large number of players in a short amount of time Epic Games have made it clear that dealing with cheaters is their "highest priority".
"We play PvP games like Fortnite Battle Royale for their competitive integrity. That feeling of outshooting somebody in an intense standoff and snagging that Victory Royale! And then there are cheaters, the 360-spin instant headshot, we all know so well.
To start, addressing cheaters in Fortnite is the highest priority across Epic Games. We are constantly working against both the cheaters themselves and the cheat providers. And it’s ongoing, we’re exploring every measure to ensure these cheaters are removed and stay removed from Fortnite Battle Royale and the Epic ecosystem. We don’t want to give too many clues about what we’re doing, but we are rolling out tools and will continue to do so. Thousands have been banned and we have no plans to stop!"
Additionally Epic Games has given some news on Account Progression that will be coming to Fortnite: Battle Royale in the coming weeks. This will mean that you can earn rewards as you play and Epic Games hope it will help in the battle against cheaters. The thought is that having account-based progression will give less incentive to cheat as a ban may be delivered. Account bans carry across all of Epic's products and not just Fortnite: Battle Royale.
Fortnite: Battle Royale is available now for free on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.