Fortnite is one of the biggest battle royale games and has become the best on Fortnite, two solutions are available: train for hours and control game or the other one is easier, cheat. With over 125 million players around the world, do not expect everyone to be honest. Some uses cheat codes, these small codes that can efficiently improve the performance of the player by making it more powerful or faster.
The video game streaming siteRainwaydid its little investigation into cheating in Fortnite. Since the end of June, many incidents have been detected during the online games Epic Games. Rainway’s boss, Andrew Sampson, explained:
“Early in the morning of June 26, we started receiving hundreds of thousands of bug reports from our tracker. It became quite clear after a while that this new wave of mistakes was not caused by something we did, but by something that someone was trying to do. An explanation then quickly takes shape: “These are attempts to join different advertising platforms,” Sampson says.
Rainway’s scientific teams then investigated the source of this problem. Quickly, they look on the side of malware hidden in a variety of cheat codes. And that’s when they realize that by downloading tools to become superior in Fortnite, players also run malicious code. The company claims that all the programs planned for cheating and related to the game of Epic Games are infected.
“We have downloaded hundreds of programs, all pretending to do something to help the player move forward. While they were all malevolent, we were looking for one in particular. We have created a small utility to help us sift through all these programs to find references to the URL we detect by recording errors. “
In fact, it is a specific tool considered the root cause of all problems. This is the most popular cheat of players and is quite understandable since it suggests generating V-Bucks, the virtual currency of Fortnite while allowing targeting the enemies with great accuracy, especially in the head so to kill them very quickly. Because of this fake cheat software, more than 381,000 problems were detected.
It must be said that it was downloaded more than 78,000 times within few days until Rainway gets deleted. For the company, real work must be done by mutual agreement between Epic Games and the players to prevent such tools from being created and downloaded in the future.