Fortnite possibly banning XIM mouse and keyboard cheaters

Fortnite is a free-to-play third-person shooter with building mechanics. The title has become a cultural sensation due to its unique blend of expressive gameplay. Unfortunately, as is the problem with almost every multiplayer game, Fortnite suffers from cheating on almost every platform it's available on.

Consoles are affected the most it seems. An XIM Adapter allows console gamers to "trick" an Xbox One into thinking a connected mouse and keyboard is really a controller. This allows certain gamers to aim with more precision and use other tricks to execute moves that are impossible with a controller.

This is cheating to say the least, and developer Epic Games is cracking down on it. In a report by Dexterto, the outlet revealed the story of a cheater who was banned from Fortnite for using an XIM Adapter. The cheater posted all the details about why he was banned on Reddit, but didn't garner the sympathy he expected. Many users praised Epic Games for banning the cheater from the game.

Dexterto added that many games like Destiny and the Call of Duty series also suffer from a serious problem where certain gamers are using XIM Adapters to compete against those using a controller. Hopefully Activision will take action against these individuals too because it ruins the experience for everyone else.

A few days ago, Microsoft announced that it would allow developers to support mouse and keyboard for games. Maybe when this is implemented, the cheaters can play with other mouse and keyboard players on Xbox One. Until then, they'll just have to be banned.

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.