Fortnite's Battle Royale mode is giving PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds a run for their money. There's one problem: they both feature the same kinds of cheaters. A Reddit post over the past weekend illustrated one such cheating method. Players are teaming up together in solo mode to take down those that are playing legitimately. Fortnite creators, Epic Games, have been made aware of this issue and will be taking a steadfast approach against those who participate in this kind of thing. If you team up in solo Battle Royale mode with friends, you will be banned.
The Reddit post that started all this showed a Fortnite player that was stuck in a solo match alone (as it should be) against a set of five different friends playing together. This seems next to impossible, but if you go into a Fortnite Battle Royale solo game at the exact same time, you will most likely end up with at least one of your friends. This means hitting the Launch button at the exact same time. Obviously, human error means you won't match up every single time. But some Reddit users are even giving tips on how to increase your odds.
Needless to say, if you do this you're walking on thin ice. The five players who squadded up in the Reddit video have already been banned. The developer has made it clear through words and actions that the player experience is their biggest priority. If you're teaming up with friends to take on unsuspecting players going by the rules, you will most likely be banned. Epic Games has even encouraged players to report anyone teaming up in solo matches via their customer support system.