In the latest update on the competitive side oif Fortnite, Epic Games announced they'll be cracking down on Support-A-Creator scams and scammers alike.
"We are aware of a number of Creators making content designed to scam and defraud players, and we’re taking actions to both remove these Creators from the ecosystem and prevent similar scams in the future", the dev wrote.
These individuals end up promising special benefits to players in return for using their Support-A-Creator codes, while making good on the promises is conveniently ignored, of course.
Another common scam uses Fortnite Creative islands, but the end result is pretty much the same - players never get free V-Bucks or whatever else they've been promised.
Epic reminded Fortnite players that creators cannot provide outfits or free V-Bucks rewards for simply using a creator code. The penalties for doing so will be quite strict, as they're entirely against the Terms of Service and Code of Conduct, and could even end with legal action.
So, Fortnite's developer wrote the following:
To prevent future fraud, we are putting measures in place to protect players from content aimed to scam and defraud them including:
- Creator code changes are no longer available for the foreseeable future.
- A future version of Support-A-Creator will require all new and existing Creators to update and maintain their profiles with legitimate social media accounts.
Epic said that if you know someone who does this sort of thing, you can submit appropriate tickets via Player Support.
You can learn more on the official website .