Fortnite Pro Responds To Accusations Of Using Cheats

Published 06/07/2020, 6:06 PM EDT


Recently, EJLad, a Fortnite content creator for Team Parallel (Oceania), accused SerpentAU of using macros and aimbot in Fortnite. On June 5, EJLad uploaded a video on his YouTube channel titled “Exposing SerpentAU for cheating“, where he provided several proofs that seemed to support his claims. However, every story has two sides, and now SerpentAU has shared his.

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Today, the player for Overtime Gaming (Oceania) responded to the allegations of cheating. In the video, Serpent discussed all the charges tossed at him, one at a time, and also provided hand-cams to establish his integrity. He said EJ used “circumstantial evidence” against him, and went on to prove his legitimacy.

SerpentAU defends himself against claims of using aimbot in Fortnite

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In EJ’s video, he had provided screenshots of a conversation between him and an infamous supplier of Fortnite cheats, trying to establish that Serpent had purchased aimbot from the hacker/modder. However, in the conversation, EJ had referred to Serpent as ‘him’ and not by his name. According to Serpent, the conversation seems to have been pre-planned.

The player for Overtime Gaming then shared his version of the entire conversation with the supplier on Discord and Twitter. There were no mentions of aimbot. After that, Serpent raised several valid questions that justify his claims of not using aimbot. According to him, Fortnite has detected that specific version of the cheat multiple times. If he had used it, he would get banned.

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Serpent shows hand-cam to reinstate his legitimacy

The Australian Fortnite player also provided hand-cams of him replicating the insane flicks and speedy build-edits. Serpent shared his screen and task manager that had no suspicious software running. Moreover, he showcased his flicks in slow motion and explained why they might seem suspicious at times when looked at frame by frame.

People think that I’m shooting while doing a full 360, which is wrong. When I flick, I do a 180, shoot my gun, then 180 back to where my crosshair originally was.

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As for the accusations of clip spitting, he stated that he had made an editing mistake and labeled the claims ‘ridiculous’. However, Serpent did acknowledge one of EJ’s claims. He got to know about a method, from a Fortnite Creative player, to instantly edit builds. As he was relatively new to the community, he used the exploit in one of his videos. SerpentAU said, “Immediately after that video, I realized I had potential with my YouTube career, and I knew I didn’t want to build my brand around deceiving my audience.

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Since then, he has only uploaded videos featuring his own legitimate edits.

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Souhardya Biswas

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Souhardya Biswas is an eSports writer for EssentiallySports. He joined the organisation in 2020, wanting to explore the sphere of professional eSports journalism. His passion for gaming started with titles like GTA San Andreas, Far Cry 2, Modern Warfare 2, FIFA 09, eventually developing an interest in Battle Royale games like PUBG and Apex Legends.

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