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Epic Accidentally Tells Fortnite Players They're Cheating Just For Watching Games

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Earlier this week, Epic had a little problem with its a spectator mode in Fortnite, accidentally issuing formal warnings to some players who were just hangin’ out on a server watching other people play.


Turns out the “spectate game in progress mode was at fault, with the game mistakenly believing that players simply watching a game were instead involved in “teaming,” the practice of players working together actually in a game.

As this Reddit thread points out, some of those falsely warned are now getting an apology from Epic—who have addressed and fixed the error—in the form of 1000 V-Bucks. For reference, resident Fortnite expert Riley MacLeod tells me that’s enough to buy the season 2 battle pass with 50 V-Bucks left in change, so it could have been worse.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs

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Still don’t understand why people like this game. So many better games out there.