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Fortnite player brags after stream-sniping SypherPK, gets his account banned

Image via SypherPK
Image via SypherPK
Tee Kay
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Modified 21 Nov 2020, 16:37 IST
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A random Fortnite player went live to brag after stream-sniping SypherPK twice. SypherPK's report resulted in a ban within 10 minutes.

Fortnite streamers have been plagued by stream-snipers since the very beginning of the game. Stream sniping is the malpractice of watching someone's stream while being in the same lobby/game with them. This gives away a lot of important information that the streamer probably doesn't want to reveal to other players in the lobby.

Not only does stream-sniping give away the streamer's position, but it also reveals the entire strategy that the streamer might have been planning. To avoid stream-snipers in their games, many streamers even go to the extent of setting a timer delay on their stream.

However, setting a delay on the stream does have a major negative impact on the interaction between the streamer and the viewer.

Let's take a look at how the incident with SypherPK transpired and what the community had to say about it.


Fortnite player banned after SypherPK reports for Stream-Sniping

In a recent tweet, SypherPK revealed that "some kid" who stream-sniped him twice on Fortnite was handed a suspension within 10 minutes of the streamer reporting him. The stream-sniper was so confident about his actions that they even went live on Twitch to brag about sniping SypherPK's Fortnite stream.

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However, the stream-sniper's joy was short-lived as his Fortnite stream was shortly interrupted with a one-day ban from the game. The suspension notification read that player was being banned for a duration of an entire day, citing "Harassment" as the reason.

Epic Games' decision to hand the Fortnite stream-sniper a ban should come across as discouraging for other stream snipers and the community is extremely happy at the quick action taken by Epic Games.

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This issue, however, is not new to the community. Players like Ninja, CourageJD, and others have been constantly plagued by stream-snipers who ruin the fun for others. However, with Riot Games planning to introduce stream-sniping solutions to Valorant, Epic Games are facing the heat to implement similar systems into Fortnite.

That being said, Epic Games stepping in with quick action against stream-sniping is happy news for the Fortnite community.

Published 21 Nov 2020, 16:37 IST
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