Seeing players using aimbot software in Fortnite is nothing new. It has been around since the early days and has allowed users to gain the upper hand in battle. One of the most famous examples of players using this exploit is FaZe Jarvis.
Although he claims that he only used the software to try it out in the game, Epic Games was not prepared to listen and brought down the permanent ban hammer on him. However, that hasn’t stopped others from using illegal third-party software.
Even in early 2022, several users complained of encountering players using aimbot software in the game. While some posted statues of the same on social media, others went a step ahead and posted videos as an unequivocal proof.
That being said, one has to wonder how people get aimbot hack for Fortnite? Do they buy the software from the dark web or do they write the script themselves? Here’s a look into the world of third-party hacking.
Getting aimbot in Fortnite is easier than you might imagine
When people talk about aimbot hacks in games, they often imagine a shady person selling this illegal third-party software on the dark web. However, the truth is much different. As far as it goes, players can buy aimbot software from Reddit forums.
In fact, there is a dedicated subreddit called r/FortniteHacks that used to serve as its base of operations in the digital world. Although it was abandoned long ago, the post made by sellers and buyers can still be seen. By the looks of it, it even got sour when one user commented:
“Lol this is going to be too much effort; IP bans, traces and hwid spoofing! It’s way too much. This community has served me well as a place to learn about cheating and hacking and has even helped me with programming, but it’s time for me to say goodbye. Some of you are toxic ‘AF’ and need to chill with the scam.”
Clearly the hacking community has seen better days, but getting back to the subject, forums like these were the place to buy aimbot software. Posts from users looking to buy the illegal software are filled with replies from sellers who redirect them to private Discord channels.
This is where transitions take place privately. Aimbot and other hacks can be purchased for as little as $10. As with most software, the higher the price, the better the benefit. In this case, the more the user is willing to spend, the better their aimbot software will perform.
However, this does not mean that Epic Games will not be able to track the user. As soon as more players submit a report, the support team will take action. On many occasions, those caught with aimbot hacks have been banned mid-game.
With content creators doing their part and supporting the ban on cheaters, most users caught using third-party software are permanently banned. That being said, it is not always easy to know if the player is cheating or not.
Soft Aim is harder to detect in Fortnite
Unlike aimbot software, which helps users track their opponents through walls and anything else that gets in the way, Soft Aim is a little more toned down. Instead of constantly tracking opponents in combat, Soft Aim allows users to aim only when targets are open.
With software that mimics the skills of professional players, it is more difficult to detect this illegal third-party software in Fortnite. This doesn’t mean they get a free pass and won’t get banned, it just means it takes a bit longer to ban them; but eventually Epic Games will drop the ban hammer and hard.
In short, using aimbot software in Fortnite is possible, but the consequences are severe. Players will be permanently banned and lose access to their account. If they have any cosmetics or V-Bucks, they will all be forfeited. To make matters worse, Epic Games is implementing IP bans.
This means that even if players create a new account to play Fortnite, they will not be able to access the game. That’s not all there is to worry about with third-party software. There are worse things that could happen than getting banned by Epic Games.
Malware, Trojans and other nasty digital viruses
Regardless of what “trusted sellers” may say, aimbot software or other third-party hacking tools are not safe. Downloading anything to your computer from random sources is not a good idea. Much like skin changer apps for Fortnite, many of these third-party software come with malware and trojans.
But since users are intent on being the best in the game, they will ignore the red flags and use the software without a second thought. While not all cheats/hacks come with nasty digital viruses, most do. Instead of paying money to get god-like skills in Fortnite, players will end up getting their system hacked.
With all that said, it’s best to avoid hacks or cheats in Fortnite. With Epic Games constantly updating their anti-cheat software, sooner or later any third party software used for cheating/hacking will become useless.
To put it bluntly, the amount of resources developers can spare to improve their anti-cheats cannot be matched by individuals creating hacks/cheats. In this digital arms race, it’s important to stay ahead, and Epic Games plans to do just that.
With units like the Cronus Zen banned, it’s only a matter of time before they fix the Soft Aim issue as well. But all things considered, as it stands, it’s very rare to run into a cheater or someone using aimbot software in Fortnite these days.
Hopefully it stays that way and the game remains free of such incidents going forward. As the player base grows exponentially, having cheaters in the game will force new players to migrate to other BRs like the recently released Warzone 2. This will directly affect Epic Games’ revenue in the short and long term.
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