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Can you get banned for leaving matches in Fortnite?

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Quitting Fortnite mid-game is not an option for competitive players. This is because the entire team will suffer the consequences.

What happens if you intentionally leave a game in Fortnite?

Fortnite players can get banned for quitting mid-game during competitive matches. If you do that, your team will be banned and miss the rest of the tournament. First, you’ll be issued a competitive warning for intentional disconnect. The next disconnect will get you an account ban. Epic considers mid-game quitting as a disadvantage for the opposing team. To avoid getting banned, simply play the game out.

As Epic explains:

A player losing connection to the Game due to the player’s actions. Any actions of a player which lead to a disconnection shall be deemed intentional, regardless of the actual intent of the player. Intentional disconnection is not considered a valid technical issue for the purposes of a remake.

On the other hand quitting mid-game in non-competitive matches won’t get you banned. If you leave a match before you die, it still counts as a match but your stats won’t look good.

Not everybody agrees

However, many players disagree with Epic’s approach. They said quitting is actually a strategy or tactical move, it’s not cheating. As a quick reminder, opponents can shake you down in order to collect information about your teammates’ location. Many players choose to quit to prevent a shakedown and stop opponents from tracking down their teammates.

While you’re banned from playing Fortnite, you can still play other games on the Epic Games Store.

What do you think about Fortnite’s banning system? Do you think Epic should also ban casual players leaving non-competitive matches? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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